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Invasive species – non-native plants, animals, or pathogens that cause harm to natural areas – impact both our economy and the environment. Their environmental impacts can affect outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and birding. You can help prevent these impacts by becoming a hero and joining the more than 90% of outdoor enthusiasts in Illinois who are already fighting the spread of invaders.

For more detailed information, visit Be a Hero!

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Greg Hitzroth, Patrice Charlebois

Focus Areas

Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development, Healthy Coastal Ecosystems


Aquatic Invasive Species
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