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Invasive Species

The news of Invasive Species is spreading!


What is an Invasive Species?

Invasive species are organisms that are...

not native to the ecosystem.

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likely to cause economic or environmental harm.

likely to cause harm to human health.


These organisms are the most aggressive of the non-native species introduced in the US and can cause major changes in the areas they inhabit.

Invasive species are organisms that are...

Follow SMIPP on Facebook to get the latest information on upcoming events as well as information about invasive species!

SMIPP Leadership:

Ally Pudlo, Co-Leader for St. Joseph County

Jodie Overmyer, Co-Leader for Marshall County

Ronda Spaulding, SICIM Regional Specialist for Northwest Indiana

Links for more information:

Take a look at some invasive species that could be in your neighborhood!
To get more information a specific species, go to the Invasive Plant Atlas.

Here's a free guide to invasives:
Regulated Invasive Species

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