What can I do to stop the spread of invasives?
- Invasive plant seeds are often moved accidentally. The seeds of invasive plants can easily get transported in mud and dirt. Always remember to clean the dirt off of your hiking boots or off of your vehicle before you leave an area.
- Aquatic recreationists should always clean and drain their boats and gear before leaving a site. Aquatic invasive plants can get stuck on various parts of a boat, and aquatic organisms can be transported in water.
- If you are in a National or State Park, National Wildlife Refuge, or other piece of public land and you think you may have discovered a new invasive species, you should contact the closest park or refuge office and see if they are aware of the invasive species