11 years of protecting local ecosystems

Planting invasive plants in your yard, releasing your unwanted pet, or forgetting to Clean Drain & Dry your boat can introduce invasive species.

Learn about how you can help stop the spread.

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Invasive species are the second most significant threat to biodiversity, after habitat loss.

-World Conservation Union

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The SSISC Outreach team has been busy! Learn about our latest education and outreach programs by clicking on the images below.

Achievements for 2020 include:

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Upcoming Event: PNW Citizen Science Summit

The Western Initiatives Network and Washington Invasive Species Council are pleased to host the

2021 PNW Citizen & Community Science Summit – October 26-27, 2021.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram to be in the know.

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Our outreach programs

Early Detection is Key!

Once invasive species have become well established in the region, it is difficult to eradicate them and reverse the impacts they have had on our local ecosystems, the economy, and human health. Preventing their establishment in the first place is the most efficient and effective way to manage new invasive species. Early Detection and Rapid Response is the proactive approach that prevents establishment of species through risk assessment, verification, containment, and eradication. SSISC actively collaborates with partners and the public to detect and eradicate invasive species before they spread beyond control. The species on the right are some of our success stories!

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