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New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

A regulation was adopted in Jul 2014 that prohibits or regulates the possession, transport, importation, sale, purchase and introduction of select invasive species. The purpose of this regulation is to help control invasive species, a form of biological pollution, by reducing the introduction of new and spread of existing populations. This regulation becomes effective Mar 10, 2015. Two species, Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) and Eurasian boars (Sus scrofa) have grace periods. For more information, see Invasive Species Regulation (scroll to view) and Lands and Forests Emergency, Proposed & Recently Adopted Regulations.

* See our New York state resource page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Oct 23, 2014


Alaska Pollinator Week and Invasive Weeds Awareness Week

Pollinator Weed (Jun 17, 2014)

Governor Sean Parnell.

Governor Parnell declared Jun 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week to encourage all Alaskans to recognize and learn more about the important role pollinators play in maintaining the health of our ecosystem, and to consider planting flowers, trees, and other plants on their property to supply pollinators with nectar, pollen, and habitat.

Alaska Invasive Weeds Awareness Week (Jun 13, 2013)

Governor Sean Parnell.

Governor Parnell declared Jun 22-28, 2014 as Alaska Invasive Weeds Awareness Week. Alaska is in a unique position to avoid the enormous costs of widespread invasive
plants, now impacting all 48 contiguous states and Hawaii. In recognition of this opportunity, State, federal, local, private, and non-profit organizations, as well as the public, are working together to increase public awareness, promote invasive weed prevention and management, and help keep our communities and environment free of invasive weeds. See Invasive Plants for more information from the Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plants Management.

* See our Alaska state resource page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Jun 19, 2014


Ohio Department of Agriculture.

In an effort to protect the trees of Ohio, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is encouraging Ohio citizens to check their trees for signs of the Walnut Twig Beetle and Asian Longhorned Beetle. The Walnut Twig Beetle is a small beetle known to carry a fungus that causes Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD), which can kill walnut trees. Walnut Twig Beetle was first confirmed in Ohio in late 2012 in traps set by Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry officials in Butler County. Additionally, scientists from the Ohio Plant Diagnostic Network, a cooperative partnership between ODA and The Ohio State University, recently isolated the TCD fungus from walnut branch samples from the Butler County area, marking the first time TCD has been confirmed in Ohio.

* See our Ohio state resource page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Jun 17, 2014


Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

PlayCleanGo, is an education and outreach campaign for outdoor recreationalists. The goal of this program is to encourage outdoor recreation while protecting valuable natural resources in Minnesota. The objective is to slow or stop the spread of terrestrial invasive species (those that occur on land) through changes in public behavior.

* See our Minnesota state resource page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Jun 10, 2014


Hawaii Invasive Species Council.

The State of Hawaii is hosting the 2nd annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) in March 2014. HISAW seeks to promote information sharing and public engagement in what the Hawaii State Legislature has declared "the single greatest threat to Hawaii's economy and natural environment and to the health and lifestyle of Hawaii’s people."

* See our Hawaii state resource page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Feb 25, 2014


Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program.

Adirondack communities and organizations will celebrate the 8th annual Invasive Species Awareness Week.

* See our New York state resource page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Jul 02, 2013


Governor Sean Parnell.

Governor Parnell declared Jun 23-29, 2013 Alaska Invasive Weeds Awareness Week. Alaska is in a unique position to avoid the enormous costs of widespread invasive plants, now impacting all 48 contiguous states and Hawaii. In recognition of this opportunity, State, federal, local, private, and non-profit organizations, as well as the public, are working together to increase public awareness, promote invasive weed prevention and management, and help keep our communities and environment free of invasive weeds. See Invasive Plants for more information from the Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plants Management.

* See our Alaska state resource page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Jun 27, 2013


Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Michigan's Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week is an opportunity to learn about aquatic invasive species, their impacts on Michigan waters, as well as what you can do to prevent their introduction and spread in your local area and throughout the state.

* See our Michigan state resource page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Jun 12, 2013


Invasive.org.

The goal of May 2013 Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month is to provide resources and opportunities to help stop the spread of invasive species in Illinois - each and every person can make a difference, including you!

* See our Illinois state resource page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: May 01, 2013


Washington State University.

Researchers at Washington State University are preparing for a Northwest invasion of the zebra mussel - a small, distinctly striped and rather tenacious freshwater mollusk that can quickly encrust underwater surfaces. The mussels have caused significant damage in other parts of the country and pose an enormous risk to the hydroelectric infrastructure, recreational facilities and unique ecological system of the Columbia River Basin. The Columbia River Basin is one of the last major river systems in the U.S.still free of zebra mussels and the closely related quagga mussels; but possibly not for long. Once they are established in the water, they are almost impossible to eradicate.

* See our Washington state resource page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Apr 23, 2013


Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

New Wyoming regulations require that any watercraft transported into Wyoming from Mar 1 through Nov 30 must undergo a mandatory inspection by an authorized inspector prior to launching in any water of the state. Any watercraft that has been in a water infested with zebra or quagga mussels within the past 30 days is required to undergo a mandatory inspection by an authorized inspector prior to launching year-round.

* See our Wyoming state resource page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Apr 04, 2013


Washington Invasive Species Council.

This report to the Legislature summarizes the work of the council during the past year and discusses the threat invasive species pose to Washington's landscape, industry, and wildlife, and people. See the top priorities for invasive species in Washington. See the top priorities identified by the Council which pose the greatest threat to the state's environment, economy, and human health.

* See our Washington page for more information and resources.

 
Post Date: Jan 18, 2013


Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin. (IPAW)

One of the basic principles of invasive plant management is early detection. To that end, IPAW is sponsoring a reward program to encourage and provide incentive for citizens of the state to look for and report prohibited invasive plants.

* See our Wisconsin state resource page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Jan 07, 2013


NTV abc News.

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has not been found in Nebraska, but has been found in states surrounding Nebraska, including Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. Professional foresters believe it is spreading mainly by transfer of infested firewood along major highways. To help avoid the spread of EAB and other tree diseases, Nebraska residents needing to buy firewood this winter are being asked to purchase locally harvested wood to keep plant diseases and insects from spreading to the state. See Emerald Ash Borer information from Nebraska Department of Agriculture and if you suspect an EAB infestation in Nebraska.

* See our Nebraska state resource page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Jan 07, 2013