Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force (MoIP) - to identify and control the invasive plant species that severely impact native biodiversity

Pledge to Stop the Spread of Invasive Plant Species

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To add your name to our growing community of pledge-takers, please read below and enter the required information into the embedded form. If you experience any difficulties, please email [email protected]

An invasive plant is defined as a species whose introduction to Missouri causes economic or environmental harm. In most cases, invasive plants evolved in other parts of the world and were introduced to Missouri by people. It is also important to understand that some native plants, usually via land disturbances by people, can exhibit aggressive qualities similar to invasive plants and may also need to be controlled. An example is eastern red cedar, which has spread beyond its original habitat and abundance in Missouri due to landscape changes and suppression of fire.

Invasive plants pose serious threats to Missouri’s native ecosystems, as well as many native plants and animals, the built environment, and many facets of the state’s economy, including cattle production, the timber industry, and many aspects of outdoor recreation, including fishing and hunting industries.

We/I, the undersigned representative(s) of [please submit your information below], are committed to the identification and control of invasive plants on land under our jurisdiction. We pledge to plan and budget funds and/or human resources for the removal and ongoing management of invasive species in order to reduce the spread and impact of invasive plants and to help native species thrive. We understand that control efforts may take years of work, and are committed to this long-term process.

We also pledge to cease planting any species or cultivar of species listed on the forthcoming edition (Jan. 2019; until then, see the Grow Native! Top 10 List) of the MoIP Missouri invasive plant master listing (other than for controlled research purposes), and to incorporate plants native to Missouri when practical.

By taking the MoIP Invasive Plant Management Pledge, we signal our resolve to control invasive species and encourage other entities to follow suit. With many entities taking action to control invasive species on land within their own jurisdictions and by collaborating across property boundaries, together, we can positively influence the perpetuation of native ecosystems, native wildlife, economies based on wise land use, and the communities in which we live, for the benefit of all.

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Thank you to our first 129 pledge-takers!

    1. Mizzou Botanic Garden
    2. Anonymous
    3. Anonymous
    4. WolfCreek Nature Reserve, Marthasville
    5. Columbia Public Schools Science Department
    6. Glorious Gardens, St. Louis
    7. Private Property in St. Charles, Stream Team #3062
    8. Private Property in Overland Park
    9. The College School, Webster Groves
    10. Cinderbreeze Vineyard, Ashland
    11. Beth Kleekamp, Washington
    12. Barrett Family, Camdenton
    13. City of Webster Groves
    14. Montgomery County, Peveler Family, 66 acres
    15. John Mehuys in Boone County 
    16. Private Property in Kansas City
    17. Fry family, rented property in Boone County 
    18. Combs Family in Boone County 
    19. St. Louis Community College Horticulture Program 
    20. Lynn Family, University City 
    21. Corey Jones 
    22. Virgen Family in Washington, MO 
    23. Litzsinger Road Ecology Center 
    24. Cerutti family in Manchester 
    25. Mengwasser Estate – St. Louis County 
    26. Whisperwoods Farm, Maysville, MO 
    27. Morris family, 4 acres in Fulton MO 
    28. Schroeder family, Saint Charles County  
    29. Ostendorf Residence in Cass County 
    30. CinderBreeze Vineyard/Sendobry Farm, Ashland MO 
    31. Autry Family 
    32. Missouri Nature Art 
    33. East Campus Neighborhood Columbia MO 
    34. Private farm in Crawford county – 100 acres 
    35. Private rural property in Wayne County – 200 acres 
    36. Private property in Lee’s Summit MO
    37. Anonymous
    38. Lost Creek Livestock Farm. Caledonia 
    39. 1 acre near Springfield Nature Center 
    40. Residential property in Springfield MO 
    41. C-Street Flowers 
    42. Guenther family in urban Springfield 
    43. Missouri Sierra Club 
    44. Jason Heberer in Webster Groves 
    45. Audubon Trails Nature Center, Rolla, Phelps County 
    46. Shaw Nature Reserve
    47. Randolph County, Campbell Family, 21.5 acres
    48. Christian County, Kipfer family, 400 acres and Springfield MO yard plantings
    49. Fox Hollow Forest, Southern Boone County Missouri
    50. Private tiny residential lit in Maplewood
    51. Missouri Chapter Walnut Council
    52. G.Wahlmann – Kirkwood – 2 acres
    53. marion county,  80 acres
    54. Lee’s Long Branch Ranch
    55. Private Property in Jackson County
    56. Eolia, Pike  County family farm, 500 acres
    57. Anonymous
    58. Boone and Ray Counties, Porath Family,  350 acres
    59. Harbor Lake Homeowners Association
    60. Private Property in Taney County, 5 acres
    61. City of Kirkwood
    62. Sow Wild Natives
    63. Kipfer family farm in Christian County – 400 acres
    64. Anonymous
    65. Anonymous
    66. Axelbaum-Schapiro Family, Olivette
    67. Deimeke Family, member Walnut Council
    68. Platte Land Trust
    69. The Westcotts of Winchester in St Louis County – < 1 acre
    70. Unincorporated Jackson County, LaPlante Family – 22 acres
    71. Williams properties in Clay & Shannon Counties – 97 acres
    72. Phelps, Bluebird Gardens – 1 acre
    73. Westcott family in Winchester
    74. Southern Boone County private property, 20 acres
    75. N. W. Region MO Community Forestry Council
    76. Northwest Region MCFC
    77. College School Webster Groves and LaBarque Campuses
    78. Bales family, 100 acres, St. Francois County
    79. Robbins Family Residential Lot in Webster Groves
    80. Nadia Navarrete and Randy Tindall in Boone County
    81. Anonymous
    82. Private property in Warren County – 62 acres
    83. Thomas Family in Texas Co – 22 acres
    84. Anonymous
    85. Clough family residence, Manchester
    86. private property, St. Louis county – 1 acre
    87. Key family in Troy, MO
    88. Columbia, Boone County
    89. Wild Bird Rehabilitation
    90. Augusta
    91. Collins family in Texas County – 76 acres
    92. Cori & Al Westcott of Ballwin, MO – 1/5 of an acre
    93. Private property in Saint Louis – less than 1 acre
    94. Chesterfield – 1/2 an acre
    95. Southwest Missouri Community Forestry Council
    96. Garner/Welsh Farm – 200 acres
    97. Down To Earth Services – 4.5 acres
    98. Green Thumb Gardens – 1/2-acre
    99. TnT Halcomb in Webster County – 5 acres
    100. Meyers family private property and surrounding property – 250 acres
    101. Dierenfeld-Weyand Family in St. Louis County – 75 acres
    102. Boone Electric Cooperative – 6,000 acres
    103. Langdon family in Boone County – 12 acres
    104. Elmore family in Boone County – 15 acres
    105. ODonnell family in Kansas City, Jackson County – 5 acres
    106. Bob Byrne and Nanka Castulik property in St. Louis – 1/4-acre
    107. Private property in Webster County – 40 acres
    108. Cassi Bock Landscaping and Flower Gardens in Cape Girardeau and Bollinger County – 120+ acres
    109. Kraus family in Boone County – 1/4-acre
    110. Tarwater family in Boone County
    111. Beckett family in Boone County – 1 acre
    112. Meyr family in Cole County – 1 acre
    113. Private property in Webster County – 1 acre
    114. Private property in St. Charles City – 1/2-acre
    115. Rush residence in St. Charles County – 1/3-acre
    116. Schiller family of Greene County – 2/10-acre
    117. Private property in Bates County – 31 acres
    118. Katie Kantley in Franklin County – 8 acres
    119. Private property in Texas County – 20 acres
    120. Conrad property in Morgan County – 210 acres
    121. Keller family in McDonald County – 40 acres
    122. Goeke family in Clay County – 5 acres
    123. Private property in Greene County – 1 acre
    124. Private lot in Jackson County – 1/2-acre
    125. City of Olivette – 210 acres
    126. wallflowerdesign, horticultural services firm in Saint Louis –
    127. MO-DNR Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park – 2,441
    128. Private property in Jackson County
    129. Cheung property in St. Louis – 1/4-acre

list updated: October 19, 2020