Invasive species out-compete native species, lack natural predators, grow aggressively, reproduce rapidly, and are difficult to control. Problems occurs when a species is moved (e.g. in a bait bucket) to an area outside of its natural range and into an ecosystem that it could not get to on its own.
Ecosystems and biodiversity can be greatly compromised by invasive species. It is important to never move flora or fauna outside of their native habitat, and remove the invasive species already existing in your area.
Landowners should check regularly to ensure that invasive plants have not established themselves on their property.
To report an invasive species sighting within the Credit River Watershed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a detailed description of location and a photo if possible.
For sightings outside our watershed, please visit www.invadingspecies.com.
Contact a CVC Stewardship Coordinator to learn how you can take action to control invasive species.