Stop the invaders in your backyard


Invasive species run amok in our lakes, parks -- and even in our own backyards. They overrun native plants and damage the lands and waters that plants and animals need to survive.

But you can help. Pledge to help restore nature's balance and stop invasives like Eurasian water milfoil, kudzu, and the Asian longhorned beetle from taking root with any of these easy steps:

  1. Ask your local nursery for help selecting native plants to buy for your garden.
  2. Clean your boots before you hike in a new area to get rid of hitchhiking weed seeds and harmful bacteria and viruses.
  3. Don't release aquarium fish and plants, live bait or other exotic animals into the wild.
  4. Volunteer at your local park to help remove invasive species.
  5. Use local or heat-treated firewood to prevent invasive forest pests from hitching a ride on your firewood.
  6. Share this pledge with others so they can join the fight against invasive species.
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Stop the invaders in your backyard

Dear TNC

Invasive species damage the lands and waters that native plants and animals need to survive. They destroy nature's balance and cost the U.S. billions of dollars to keep in check.

I pledge to do my part to stop invasive species from taking root in my community.