WHIP employs a Coordinator to serve a variety of roles in the organization. The Coordinator is the public face of WHIP, offering outreach and education to residents and to the media as needed. In addition to seeking and securing grant funding, the Coordinator is responsible for all grant deliverables and reports.
Rosie Page has served as WHIP's Coordinator since 2014, and has helped the group secure a wide variety of grant awards, expand into a third county, and enter our second decade of invasive species management with a leadership role in northcentral Wisconsin.
Rosie first joined WHIP in 2012 doing countywide invasive plant surveys, before assuming the Coordinator role. Rosie completed Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biology from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and became interested in invasive species as a student, watching species like Phragmites, Purple Loosestrife, and Emerald Ash Borer first arriving into southwestern Ontario and Michigan. After several years as an ecologist with the Ministry of Natural Resources in Thunder Bay, Rosie reconnected with invasive species issues, now in Wisconsin and the Upper Great Lakes Region.
Rosie's position is primarily home- and field-based, but you can find her at the Lumberjack offices on Tuesday afternoons, or by phone or email any time! Contact her with any invasive species questions, or to learn more about becoming involved with WHIP!