Welcome!

Welcome to the website of Remove Invasives Partnership (RIP) of Franklin County

We are a community consortium working to educate the public, organize workdays, and to mitigate the impact of invasive plant species in the Frankfort – Franklin County region of Kentucky

Join the community initiative working to educate the public, organize workdays, and to mitigate the impact of invasive plant species in Franklin County!  Remove Invasives Partnership (RIP) of Franklin County works to protect our scenic native landscape by removing invasive pest plants and educating and inspiring the public to remove invasive plants.

If you or your organization would like to join this effort, we would love to have you!  There are no financial expectations for being part of the partnership.  To be considered part of the partnership, groups must commit to supporting efforts to remove invasive pest plants and educate and inspire the public as feasible for each organization.

Current Partners:

The Garden Club of Frankfort

Woods & Waters Land Trust

Envision Franklin County

Kentucky State University

Franklin County Extension

Frankfort Urban Forestry Advisory Board

Frankfort Parks Department*

City of Frankfort*

Franklin County Fiscal Court*

South Frankfort Neighborhood Association

Earth Tools, Inc.

Inside Out Design

Frankfort Audubon Society

*working to get formal approval

If you have questions or would like to discuss this more, please contact Chris Schimmoeller at c.schimmoeller@gmail.com