About Us

What is the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council?

The Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council (MAIPC), previously known as the Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council (MA-EPPC), was established in 2000, and is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization. Council representation includes federal, state and local government agencies, non-governmental organizations, industry, academia, and individuals from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

MAIPC provides regional leadership to effectively address the threat of invasive plants to the native flora, fauna, and natural habitats of the Mid-Atlantic. The council coordinates regional efforts to gather and share information on the identification, management and prevention of invasive species, provide training and volunteer opportunities and to identify research needs.

MAIPC provides guidance on:

  1. Identifying invasive species
  2. Mapping infestations
  3. Choosing effective control options
  4. Restoring sites
  5. Training volunteers
  6. Identifying research needs