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Stop the Invasion
Protect Oregon from Invasive Species
Quagga Mussels Will Cost Everybody Once They're Here!!
Quagga Mussels Will Cost Everybody Once They're Here!
The Oregon Invasives Species Council is leading a stateside assessment of resources, capacity and unmet needs to address the problem.  The Salem Statesman Journal newspaper has been publishing a monthly series on invasives and developed a related web site and curricula for school children.  All to reduce the footprint of invasives in Oreogn and save our state's extraordinary natural heritage. 
Want to learn more?  Watch "The Silent Invasion," an OPB documentary premiering on Tuesday, April 22, at 8 p.m.
Go to nature.org/oregon for more information, tips and volunteer opportunities.
Go to nature.org/initiatives/invasivespecies/ for more information and links.
Look for the free "GardenSmart Oregon" book in garden stores this spring!

Easy things YOU can do to prevent invasions...
  • Make sure you are using only non-invasive plants in your garden!  Buy native plants.
  • Clean your boat thoroughly before, after and between launches!
  • Clean your boots before and after hiking!
  • Don't pack a pest when traveling!
  • Don't release aquarium fish and plants, bait or other animals into the wild!
  • Volunteer with SOLV or other local groups to remove invasive species.  Help educate others about invasives!