The quarterly electronic newsletter of the
Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium
Raising awareness across the nation
National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) is scheduled for February 27 - March 3, 2017 and according to experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), it's a topic that deserves everyone’s attention. Non-native plants, animals and pathogens can harm humans and the environment and impact our nation's economy. The damage done by invasive plants alone costs the U.S. an estimated $34.7 billion a year.
Participate in events across the nation to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional and national scales. Locate an invasive species event in your state or county and plan your own event using the NISAW Toolkit - where and when it works for you!
Nine ways you can help to raise awareness:
Check out the: Ten Great Ways to Observe NISAW!
Remember: invasive species spread on the things that people move and pack. Do your part and always make sure you're not packing a pest. Learn more at Hungry Pests
"Though the impact of invasive species is profound, there are important steps we can take to manage infestations and prevent their spread," says Lee Van Wychen, Ph.D., director of science policy for the WSSA. "It all begins with awareness." To learn more about how you can participate, visit: NISAW.