The environmental impacts of invasive species are numerous and can completely change an area. The broad impact invasive species have is the reasoning behind restrictions on what we can bring back while traveling and why the import/export business is so heavily regulated.
Most locals have heard of a few big name invasive species, such as the Japanese Beetle and the Spotted Lanternfly, but there are many others you should be keeping an eye out for and reporting. These invasive species negatively impact native plants, animals and habitats, drastically altering the area that we call home.
Learn more about local invasive species in the articles linked just below and further down learn how you can help!