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Claire Harwood

NEWIP Coordinator

Claire is a recent graduate of UW-Stevens Point. She obtained a BS in wildlife ecology and management with a minor in soil sciences and wetlands. Claire has experience with native landscaping, crop scouting, and environmental education. She works with the Steering Committee to prioritize NEWIP goals.

Contact Claire at

or 715-343-6215 x707

Steering Committee Members

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Mike Mushinski

Brown County

Mike works in the Brown County Land & Water Conservation Department as the County Conservationist. The Land & Water Conservation Department is involved in a number of activities directed at water quality improvement, soil erosion control, wildlife damage, and public awareness.

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Chris Acy 

Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance


Contact Chris at

or 920-460-3674

Chris is an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Coordinator with the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance. He assists local groups with AIS monitoring, outreach, and education activities while also coordinating the Clean Boats Clean Waters activities in the Winnebago Waterways. Chris graduated from Lawrence University in 2015 with degrees in Biology and Music before getting his Masters in 2017 at the University of Oklahoma.

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Mike Arce

Oneida Nation

Contact Mike at

or 920-869-4552

Mike Arce is an Environmental Specialist with Oneida Nation Environmental Health & Safety, where he works to preserve and restore the environment and natural resources. Some of this work involves controlling invasive species including phragmites. Mike graduated from UW-Green Bay with a degree in Environmental Policy & Planning.

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Jennifer Glad

Golden Sands RC&D (Fiscal Agent)

Contact Jennifer at

or 715-343-6215 ext. 701

Jennifer is the Executive Director of Golden Sands Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. Golden Sands RC&D manages the financial and administrative aspects of NEWIP.


Matt Giese

Individual/Someday Farms


Contact Matt at 

Matt is a graduate of UW Green Bay with a degree in Environmental Science. Matt is a rancher and owns Midwest Chemical and Equipment, a company that supplies wastewater treatment chemicals. He uses goats to control invasive and nuisance plants and improve water quality.


Brian Haase

Waupaca County

Contact Brian at

or 715-258-6482

Brian is the County Conservationist and Department Head of the Waupaca County Land & Water Conservation Department. He graduated from UW Platteville in 1996 with a degree in Land Reclamation. Brian has worked for Waupaca County LWCD for over 20 years and has been the County Conservationist for 10 years.


Shannon Davis-Foust

Individual/Wild Ones Fox Valley

Contact Shannon at

Shannon has experience conducting field research and outreach projects in the Fox Valley/Winnebago area having worked as a technician for the Wisconsin DNR for 12 years. She has been a Lecturer for the Biology and Environmental Studies program at UW Oshkosh since 2006. She has 8 years experience coordinating the Clean Boats Clean Waters outreach program for the Winnebago system.  She has been serving on the Board of Directors for the Wild Ones Fox Valley Chapter since 2010.

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Alix Bjorkland-Patil

Winnebago County


Contact Alix at or 920-232-1954

Alix works for the Winnebago County Land and Water Conservation Department as a Conservation Technician.

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Outagamie County


Contact Jennifer Glad at or 715-343-6215 Ext.701

Position to be filled.

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