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Invasive Species Project Examples: Gulf of Mexico

Caddo Lake Giant Salvinia Survey

Texas Parks and Wildlife and partners work to combat giant salvinia, a highly invasive, free-floating aquatic plant that forms dense mats on the water’s surface causing environmental and economic damage.

Managing Brazilian Pepper, Myakka River State Park

An aggressive monitoring program locates the invasive Brazilian pepper trees. Volunteers and community organizations hand-pull young seedlings and saplings. Larger trees (up to 3” caliper) are...

National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation is America’s oldest and largest conservation organization. It has worked for over two decades to protect and restore the Gulf Coast. Their website has links to...

Purple Loosestrife Beetles

The Nashua River Watershed Association sponsors a project in which volunteers raise Galerucella beetles and release them into the wild to eat purple loosestrife.

Removing Lawn to Make Way for More Habitat

So, you’re interested in decreasing the size of your lawn. We can help. This article discusses several tried and true ways people remove lawn. From small patches to whole lawns–these techniques will...

Restoration of Florida’s Coastal Dune Lakes

Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Atlanta Botanical Gardens are removing invasive species and using fire management to restore coastal dune lakes in the Florida Panhandle to improve...

Salt Marsh Restoration, Tampa Bay Watch

Community volunteers and students participate in salt marsh plantings throughout the year. To date, they have restored 294 acres of wetland habitat by planting 334,204 plugs of salt marsh.

Why Manage Invasive Plants?

UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants explains the importance of managing invasive plants.

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