State website helps residents deal with invasive species
The state of Michigan has created a website to help residents deal with invasive plants, animals and insects.
The website also has information on how to prevent invasive species from traveling to new areas.
“Preventing invasive species is everyone’s responsibility,” said Joanne Foreman, invasive species communications coordinator for the Quality of Life departments. “Human activity is the primary means by which invasive species are moved from place to place. This new website offers simple steps everyone can take, like removing seeds and mud from shoes, gear and pets, to assure that invasive ‘hitchhikers’ don’t travel with you.”
The website is a cooperative effort between the Michigan Departments of Agriculture & Rural Development, Environmental Quality and Natural Resources.