Protecting Washington's Environment and Economy from Harmful Invasive Species

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Next Council Meeting

December 7, 2023  in  Olympia


Student designs wanted for invasive species art contest

SPOKANE–The Washington Invasive Species Council (WISC) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invite school-age students to participate in an art contest to help spread the word about not spreading invasive species. Invasive species are plants, animals, and other organisms that don’t naturally live in Washington and, when brought here, can cause economic and environmental harm. Invasive species […]

November 14, 2023Read More

State Asks People to Clean Gear and Pets to Minimize Invasive Spring Plants

OLYMPIA–Washington state agencies are asking people to clean their gear, pets and clothing this spring to prevent invasive plants from establishing here. “Washington offers exciting opportunities to experience nature, attracting visitors from around the world to our parks, forests, trails, wild and scenic rivers, wildlife refuges and more,” said Blain Reeves, chair of the Washington […]

June 5, 2023Read More

Governor Proclaims the Week of February 20 as
Invasive Species Awareness Week

OLYMPIA–Gov. Jay Inslee, in partnership with the Washington Invasive Species Council, has proclaimed the week of February 20 as Invasive Species Awareness Week in Washington in solidarity with National Invasive Species Awareness Week. “Invasive species threaten wildlife as we know it in Washington state,” said Inslee. “We can all help to kick out unwelcome invaders. […]

February 13, 2023Read More
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Happy Thanksgiving from the Washington Invasive Species Council! We have been highlighting our fantastic partners around the state, region, and world. Today, we want to emphasize how grateful we are for YOU! Our incredible network of first detectors is so important to our work in protecting Washington from invasive species. We can't do it without you! Thank you for keeping an eye out and reporting any sightings! And remember, if there is a lull in conversation at the dinner table, invasive species are always the answer for a riveting conversation starter. Brush up on our priority species, so you can be ready to save the day with educational fun facts! ... See MoreSee Less
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