Dog Walkers: Leave Invasive Species Behind
- REMOVE plants, seeds and mud from boots, clothes & gear.
- BRUSH off any seeds clinging to you or your pet, before entering & leaving the recreation site.
- STAY on designated roads & trails.
Dogs can transport invasive plant seeds in their coat or in mud on their paws, and therefore become vectors of spread for invasive species. It is extremely important that you keep your pet out of invasive plant patches, and that you keep them, their gear (leashes, etc) and yourself clear of invasive plant parts and seeds.
Common Burdock: Clean Up Your Act!
With its hook-covered seedpods (they inspired Velcro!), Common Burdock can easily hitch a ride on pets and spread along trails. Once established, Common Burdock out-competes native species and reduces biodiversity.