Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 26 to March 3, 2024)


Here are some best practices for stopping the spread and propagation of invasive species.

  • Clean off your boots/shoes after a hike to make sure you aren’t carrying any plants or other living things into another environment. The same goes for your boat, trailer, and any fishing equipment.
  • Research before you buy imported plants, and use only local and native flora for your lawn or garden.
  • Do not transport firewood into another area.
  • Try to order goods locally to cut down on the need for international shipping.
  • Don’t buy exotic pets or release them into the wild.
  • Say “no” to the over-development of wetlands and other natural landscapes – especially when that development means creating unnatural passageways between ecosystems, which can cause the spread of invasive species.
  • Get involved and write to your local Members of Parliament to show your support for environmental integrity.