NY iMapinvasvies is now running their fith annual Invasive Species Mapping Challenge, available to anyone.
The challenge consists of tracking invasive plants and animals across New York State in order to help prevent the spread of these species.
This year’s challenge will focus on the Jumping Worm, the Tree of Heaven, the Water Chestnut, and the European Frogbit. Through July 15, try and find any or all of the four species, report them to the iMap app (available for free) and compete with other seekers on their leaderboards, earning the title of champion in the process. To view more information on the competition and the current leaderboards, check out iMaps website.