Through public education, community outreach, and providing high-quality resources to stakeholders, APIPP works to help grow awareness and shift behaviors to protect local lands and waters for future generations:
BOOT BRUSH STATIONS
One way that invasive plants and worms can spread to forests, wetlands, and meadows is by hitchhiking on our shoes, gear, vehicles, and pets as we hike and bike. Using something as simple as a boot brush station to clean footwear before and after a hike can limit the spread of invasive species. Install boot brush stations at your organization's trailhead or headquarters and engage the public in invasive species education and prevention. Download a template sign to customize, explore building instructions, and find a station near you on our Boot Brush Station Resource Page.
Featuring activities ranging from paddling trips, weed pulls, scavenger hunts, webinars, citizen science trainings, and film screenings, ISAW is week-long event coordinated by New York State’s Invasive Species Council, Invasive Species Advisory Committee, eight PRISMs, and partners. Find more information on ISAW and events near you here.