Many people are surprised to find out that Indiana has kudzu. In fact, an inventory by the Department of Natural Resources - Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology (DEPP) revealed more than 100 sites for this invasive vine in Indiana, with five of those sites in Monroe County. MC-IRIS is collaborating with DEPP by adopting the five kudzu sites in the county. DEPP has already treated those five sites for 2-3 years, greatly reducing the size of each kudzu infestation. MC-IRIS now visits each site annually and continues treatments as needed, freeing up DEPP resources to take on kudzu in other counties.