The DNR communications team works with agency experts to develop the weekly questions and provide the answers. This feature addresses current DNR issues, interesting topics, or the most frequently asked questions from around Minnesota.
Q: I heard that National Invasive Species Awareness Week is in February. What can I do to prevent the spread of invasive species when I’m out on the trails this spring?
A: Whether you are hiking, running, biking, or riding your horse or off-highway vehicle, it's important to make sure you don't accidently move invasive species from place to place.
The “PlayCleanGo: Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks” campaign offers these simple steps to help prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals:
By following these steps, you can help protect your favorite recreation spot from invasive species.
Laura Van Riper, DNR terrestrial invasive species coordinator