Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Northeast Region

Weed Warriors Program

Maine is beautiful the way it is. But invasive plants are threatening the plants, animals and activities we love most. Fortunately, you can help! By preventing and managing invasive plants, we can keep our state beautiful.

What is an invasive plant? Any plant that is non-native to the ecosystem and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm to the environment, economy, or human health. So what can you do? Keep an eye out for the Toxic Six invasive species and manage them on your own property. The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a new campaign, Weed Warriors, to make invasive plant removal even more rewarding. The rules are simple:

1.) Locate invasive species on your property.

2.) Grab some tools and remove those plants!

3.) Take a picture of the activity.

4.) Tweet the picture with the hashtag #WeedWarriors or post it to our Facebook at www.facebook.com/RachelCarsonNWR

5.) We will pick one “Weed Warrior” each month to reward with Weed Warriors gear!

Download the Weed Warrior Brochure (9.3 MB .pdf) and help us control invasive plants.


Last updated: January 31, 2012