Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June is Invasive Species Awareness Month

MADISON – Every year since 2005, June has been declared Invasive Species Awareness Month in Wisconsin to help raise awareness of the impacts invasive species are having on Wisconsin ecosystems.

“There are increasing concerns over invasive species especially as the costs to combat invasives for citizens, municipalities, non-profit organizations and contractors increase each year in Wisconsin,” says Courtney LeClaire, invasive plant education, early detection and mapping specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

To learn more, go to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources or the Wisconsin Council on Invasive Species.