WRISC was formalized in 2010 when the first round of Partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signifying their support for regional cooperation on invasive species education and management. Since then, WRISC has grown to a coalition of 67 Partners from Michigan and Wisconsin representing citizen groups, organizations, businesses, schools, and federal, state, and local units of government.
You do not need to be a formal Partner to participate in WRISC activities, in fact we have several very active informal members and volunteers that participate in workdays, meetings, and trainings. However, each Partnership is a great benefit which strengthens our Coalition as we continue to seek funding for invasive species management and education across our five-county service area, which includes the Counties of Florence, Forest, and Marinette in Wisconsin, and Dickinson and Menominee in Michigan. A broad base of local support increases WRISC's chances of receiving grants to help prevent the spread of key invasive species threatening our local ecosystems. WRISC is completely grant-funded. In the past several years, we have secured approximately $650,000 in grants to support local invasive species projects and create jobs. There is no cost to become a Partner, and Partners are eligible for election to the nine-member Board of Directors, the governing body which directs the course of WRISC activities!
We encourage anyone considering becoming a formal partner to attend one of our Board of Directors meetings or speak to a Board member.
New Partners are added once a year at WRISC's annual meeting in June.
For any questions, or to apply for formal partnership,
contact the WRISC coordinator at 906-774-1550x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Current Partners
Carney Lake Association
Town of Homestead