Council or Task Force
Don't Plant a Pest!
California Invasive Plant Council.
Invasive Plant Council Volunteer Opportunities
Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council.
The Landowners Guide to Exotic Plants: Stop the Problem Before It
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council.
Commit to be PlantWise
Invasive Species Council of British Columbia (Canada).
Chesapeake Bay Native Plant Center
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay; DOI. FWS.
Chesapeake Bay Field Office.
A new tool to help citizens in the Chesapeake Bay watershed select native plants
is now available. Users of the portal can search for native plants by name, plant type, sun exposure,
soil texture and moisture, and even find native plants with the same shape, color,
size or other characteristics as some of their favorite non-native plants. The
site also includes a geo-locator feature to identify plants suited to a user's
specific location. For more information, see the Chesapeake
Bay Field Office.
Air Potato Patrol
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences; Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
The Air Potato Patrol is a citizen science project that involves scientists and researchers with the USDA and the State of Florida and of course you — citizens concerned about the effects of invasive species on our economy and environment.
Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (New York).
Why Should I Care About Invasive Plants? (PDF | 1.13 MB)
Midwest Invasive Plant Network.
See also: MIPN Products and Publications for more resources
of Texas: A Citizen Science Program to Detect and Report Invasive
Volunteer "citizen scientists" are trained using a specially developed
Invasive Species Early Detection and Reporting Kit. With this kit, volunteers
can help detect invaders' arrival and dispersal in their own local areas. Volunteers
will conduct surveys in the field to look for and record the presence or absence
of target invasive plant species.
and Invasive Plants: Learning and Lending a Hand
DOI. FWS. National Wildlife Refuge System.
Includes five learning modules aimed at engaging
volunteers and the public in invasive plant issues
and management. Explore topics ranging from the
invasion process, to management methods, to tips
for giving presentations to refuge visitors, and
Weed Watchers: A Volunteer-Based Invasive Plant Early Detection Program
DOI. NPS. Inventory & Monitoring Program. San Francisco Bay Area Network.
Michigan Invasive Species - Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species
State of Michigan.
Invasive Plants (RiP) Volunteer Program
County Department of Environment (Virginia).
Management Area (IMA) Program
Fairfax County Park Authority (Virginia).
Montgomery County Parks (Maryland). Park Planning and Stewardship Division.
NHDES Volunteer Weed Watcher Program
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.
Can I Do about Invasive Plants? (scroll to view)
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural
Guide to Preventing the Introduction and Spread
of Invasive Species: How You Can Make a
Difference (2013; PDF |
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive
Species and Ecosystem Health.
Guide to Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Weeds
(PDF | 84 KB)
University of California. Cooperative Extension.
El Dorado County Invasive Weed Management Group.
See also: El Dorado County Invasive Weed Management Group for more prevention resources
Information Network - Find Plants
University of Texas - Austin. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Native Plant Information Network.
Offers a wide variety of publications with native plant information; how to use native plants in your home garden, your business, or your local school. Also provides regional native plant information for eight U.S. geographic regions.
of Invasive Non-Native Plants: A Guide for Gardeners
and Homeowners in the Mid-Atlantic Region (PDF
| 121 KB)
Maryland Native Plant Society.
Garlic Mustard Challenge
The Stewardship Network.
Garlic mustard threatens the abundant
wildflowers and diverse forest ecosystem of Michigan.
Each year between mid-April through late June,
this project challenges folks to collaboratively
remove at least 100,000 lbs of garlic mustard throughout
the state. In 2010, 243,216 lbs of garlic mustard
Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Invasive Plant Patrol
Lake Stewards of Maine.
Formerly known as the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program. The Invasive Plant Patrol (IPP) program promotes prevention, early detection and rapid response at the local level by providing training, educational materials, resources and technical support to groups and individuals across the State of Maine.
Is Your Bird Feeder a Weed Seeder?
Weed Science Society of America.
Native Plant Buyers: Shopping Cards for Retail Nurseries
Maryland Native Plant Society.
New England Plant Conservation Volunteers
New England Wild Flower Society. Conservation Department.
Get Involved: Volunteer Opportunities
Arizona Native Pant Society.
Provides volunteer opportunities to help with important plant surveys, seed collecting, and contribute to the restoration of degraded habitat. These opportunities help link AZNPS members with land managers and allied conservation organizations.
Coordination and Outreach Tools
Produced by: The Nature Conservancy.