So, what are invasive species? 
And what’s the
 big deal? 

Invasive species have been called the bullies of the natural world. They’re plants, and they’re insects. They’re fish, and they’re animals. They’re all sorts of living things that are not native to our region and cause significant harm.

They choke our lakes and rivers. They take over our forests, fields, wetlands, and properties — and they don’t care what town or county they land in. 

Invasive species harm our natural areas, our economy, and sometimes even our own health!

So, how are invasive species spread?  

Unfortunately, the answer is most often "us."

Everyday human activities are primarily responsible for the introduction and spread of invasive species.

What can you do?

Whether you live here or play here, there’s so much you can do to help.

A few simple steps can Keep Invasive Species Out.

Demonstrate your commitment by taking the Keep Invasive Species Out pledge.

Photo: ©Carl Heilman II