Welcome to the Leaders’ Exchange!
IPP work is full of wonder and excitement, but not without it’s challenges. By applying experience, skill, ingenuity and painstaking care, IPP leaders are coming up with novel solutions to these challenges, as well as arriving at more effective, elegant, and diverse ways of doing this important work – ways that are often able to be adapted and applied on a wider scale.
The recent surge of new and improved tools, materials, protocols and procedures from many volunteers has called for new solutions to sharing information. The Leaders’ Exchange was designed with this purpose in mind.
We hope you’ll come here when you are looking for ideas and inspiration to help you make improvements to your program, solve a problem, overcome a challenge, or take the next step forward. We also hope you will return later to share your insights and achievements, and reflect on what you’ve learned with your fellow IPP leaders.
Together we are saving Maine lakes; one paddle, one peek, one plant at a time. We look forward to hearing from you!
Please Contact us if you have a success story to share!
A place for your new equipment innovations and directions for building scopes and other surveying tools.
The Peek-a-boo Kayak – a possible alternative to building your own view canoe or kayak
Bucket Scope Instructions
Trunk Scope Instructions
Kayak Scope Instructions
View Canoe Instructions
Anchor & Buoy Instructions
How are you organizing your team? What kind of appreciation events are you planning?
Eyes on the Water – a program developed by the Lovell Invasive Plant Prevention Committee, combining aspects of Invasive Plant Patrol and Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Vital Signs program.
Websites & News
See how other IPP Teams and Lake Associations are using their websites to get the word out and read news about IPP efforts.
Clary Lake Association – check out their information about the IPP under the “Programs” tab
Embden Pond Association – Visit the link to their plant survey page, listed on the right under Related Sites