Awareness Campaigns

All Californians can be part of the solution. From landscaping, to firewood, to pet care – there are many ways we can help to control the spread of invasive species.


National Invasive Species Awareness Week

February 25 – March 1, 2019
Participate in events across the nation to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues.







Monday, February 25, 2019 (3pm Eastern)
20 years of NISAW and EDRR for new Trapa bispinosa in the Potomac watershed

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 (3pm Eastern)
Bridging the gap between invasive species research and management in New York

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (3pm Eastern)
Glyphosate, Friend, or Foe?

Thursday, February 28, 2019 (3pm Eastern)
PlayCleanGo and You Can Change Public Behavior to Slow the Spread of Invasive Species


Play Clean Go 

Stop invasives in your tracks by hiking responsibly. Find tips to keep your gear clean.

Buy It Where You Burn It 

Moving firewood can spread invasive species. Keep your firewood local.


Don’t Let it Loose

Be a responsible pet owner. If you can no longer care for a pet, find it a new home instead of releasing it to the wild.


Make the best choices for your garden or landscape project. Find beautiful and hardy alternatives to invasive plants.

Don’t Plant a Pest

Here are more resources for alternatives to invasive plants, sorted by region. Use it help your next garden or landscape project.


California Invasive Species Action Week

There are many ways to get involved. Join the statewide effort and take action against invasive species.

2018 California Invasive Species Action Week CISAW poster

2018 California Invasive Species Action Week CISAW poster