Our Aquatic Invaders
Montgomery County's Invaders
Montgomery County’s diverse community of native plants and animals are at risk. There are invaders in their midst! Who are these invaders?
Invasive species are a problem throughout the world. In 1999, there were more than 50,000 invasive species documented throughout the United States alone! (Pimentel et al. 1999).
Montgomery County in particular, is home to hundreds of invasive species! Most of these invaders are plants but there are many animals as well. Here are our featured 5 invaders.
Featured Five Invasives:
Potential Future Threats:
Why Do We Care?
The bad news: Invasive species are of local, national, and global concern and have serious consequences to society.
As of 2005:
The good news: We can do something about it!
What Can I Do to Help Stop Invasive Species?
There are three ways we can help stop the spread of invasive species:
1. Stop New Introductions
2. Manage Existing Invasive Species
3. Outreach and Reporting