KEENE, NY –Staff at the Ausable River Association (AsRA) have been building and installing hiking boot brush stations at trailheads to help keep terrestrial invasive species from spreading.
The new initiative builds upon AsRA‘s ongoing effort of preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species through placement of wader wash stations along the river during fishing season.
Invasive species are plants or animals that are non-native to an area and can cause environmental or economic harm. Introductions of invasive species can disrupt ecosystems, causing the loss of native species. Boot brush stations not only provide information about invasive species, specifically terrestrial invasive species and the threat they pose to native ecosystems, they also provide a simple way for people to help stop the spread.
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