Aquatic Invasive Species
AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES
WHAT MAKES A SPECIES INVASIVE?
A competitive edge.
Invasive species are generalists. They can eat a wide range of foods and survive in many conditions.
Catch me... if you can?
With few natural predators invasive species can continue to breed, eat, and out-compete native species.
Whether hundreds of seeds or millions of eggs, invasives have a reproductive advantage that allows more offspring to survive and continue the cycle.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Be the change
Boat, paddle or fish?
Learn how to keep your gear clean.
Be a water monitor
Join a statewide network of volunteers.
Monitor your local waters as a community scientist.