Washington’s Invasive Species Awareness Week Goes Virtual

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed February 22nd through February 28th as Invasive Species Awareness Week. “Invasive species threaten our economy, environment, recreation opportunities and can even harm our health,” Inslee said. “I’m calling on everyone who loves this state we call home to become aware of invasive species and take steps to prevent the […]

Washington Rolls Out Updated Invasive Species Plan

In late January, the Washington Invasive Species Council approved an updated version of the statewide invasive species strategy. Justin Bush, Executive Coordinator for the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office, said at this point, they’ve only seen old invaders rearing their ugly heads. “We’re seeing invasive muscles, which threaten our irrigation systems and our hydropower, moving […]

USDA Working To Keep Valentine’s Day Pest Free

With Valentine’s Day this weekend, did you know, USDA and Customs and Border Protection inspectors play a key role in assuring cut flowers and other holiday products are free of invasive pest threats. Rod Bain fills us in. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Think About Invasive Species When Planning Outdoor Activity

Belle Bergner, is with the North American Invasive Species Management Association. She said this year’s ‘Play Clean Go’ campaign, the second ever, is building off its efforts last year. “We touched at least 300,000 individuals through our message and through our partners helping us to spread the message and through social media we had a […]

USDA Asking You To Keep An Eye Out For Invasive Pets

April is invasive plant pest and disease awareness month. “This is a time when many of the plant pest start to emerge and they’re easy to see and it’s important to highlight this time because people play a crucial role in preventing the spread of invasive pests and protecting our forests, our crops, and our […]