Education – learn how to identify and manage invasive species in your area
Responsible pet ownership
- Don’t release to the wild
- Wash pets after they come into contact with invasive plants
No aquatic hitchhikers on my boat!
- Thoroughly clean all boat parts
- Eliminate water from all equipment and live wells before leaving boat take-out
- Make sure equipment is dry before transporting it to another body of water
- Never release live bait onto shoreline or into water body. Put it in the trash or give to another angler.
- Never release live fish from one water body to another.
- Use bulb or strap anchors on decoys to prevent attachment of aquatic plants
- Eliminate mud and water from equipment before hunting in another body of water
- Clean and check all equipment that could possibly hide plants or animals
- Clean wetsuit with hot (>104F) or salty water (1/2 cup salt/gal of water)
- Allow gear to dry before using in another water body
Volunteer for Invasive Weed Removal
- From MISC website
Spread the Word!
- Educate friends and family
National Park Service Invasive Plants Curriculum
National Wildlife Refuge System, Free electronic field trip "Invasive Species* America's Least Wanted."
The Center for Invasive Plant Management, Teaching Resources K-12
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Invasive Species in the Classroom
Invasivespecies.gov, Other Educational Resources for K-12 Students