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National Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 26, 2012, 5:45 am
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February 26 – March 3, 2012

From The Nature Conservancy:

What is an Invasive Plant?

Invasive plants are usually nonnative species that have been introduced intentionally or by accident and spread from human settings into natural areas with negative effects to our economy, environment or health.

Free from the plant-eaters and parasites that keep them in check in their native ranges, invasives reproduce rapidly and spread aggressively, taking over natural areas and altering biological communities. Invasive plants have been referred to as a form of biological pollution.

What can you do?

You can do your part by learning about some common invasive plants in our area and being able to identify them.

To download a Maryland Invasive Plants Brochure from The Nature Conservancy, CLICK HERE.

To learn more about Maryland invasive plants. CLICK HERE.

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