YOU can help prevent the spread of invasive plants!



  • Clean your gear before entering and leaving a recreation site
  • Remove mud and seeds from clothes, pets, boots, gear, and vehicles
  • Stay on designated trails and roads to reduce disturbance
  • Learn how to identify the invasive plants in your area
  • Keep a lookout for early detection species in the Midwest and report those you find
  • Do not camp or travel through areas infested with invasive plants
  • Do not plant invasive species on your land. Find native or non-invasive alternative species
  • Ask your nursery to stock and sell native plant species only
  • Volunteer to help inventory or control invasive plants or to install boot brush kiosks at trailheads
  • Tell your friends and family about the problem of invasive plants



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