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Public invited to report invasive species

 

September 12, 2018



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 by collecting photographs, geographic coordinates, and sighting information. Users recreating in the backcountry also can collect data offline, when cellular service isn’t available. The app also acts as digital field guide.

“Invasive species damage land and waterways, harm local economies, ruin crops, weaken roads and other infrastructure, limit recreat...



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