Non-native Fish Left Belly Up

OLYMPIA – Earlier this month, a woman reportedly released two large coolers of live tilapia into Sammamish Lake, a popular location for water sports and hiking. A concerned citizen saw the act and reported it to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Upon following up, four fish were found dead, assumedly due to the […]

November 19, 2018
Public Invited to Become a First Detector and Report Invasive Species

OLYMPIA–To help combat the $1.3 billion threat invasive species pose to Washington’s economy every year, the Washington Invasive Species Council is inviting the public to the frontlines of its work by detecting invasive species and reporting them on its newly improved WA Invasives app. The free app enables anyone to report a plant or animal […]

September 10, 2018
Boaters Reminded to “CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY” Boats and Equipment to Block Invasive Species

OLYMPIA—The Washington Invasive Species Council and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are reminding boaters to “CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY” their boats and equipment to prevent the spread of invasive species and minimize the time spent at mandatory boat inspections at state borders. “The best way to keep our lakes and rivers clean and free from […]

March 29, 2018
Gov. Inslee Highlights Need To Prevent and Stop Invasive Species

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has declared the week of Feb. 25th as Invasive Species Awareness Week in Washington State, noting that everyone has a role to play in stopping more than $137 billion in annual costs from crop damage, loss of fish and damage to forests. In his proclamation, Inslee urges residents to play […]

February 21, 2018