Pennsylvania Sea Grant highlights aquatic invasive plant species in two new fact sheets
Water lettuce and Water Hyacinth

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are non-native plants, animals, or pathogens that cause harm to the environment, the economy, and human or animal health. Preventing their spread is important because once introduced, these species disrupt ecosystems, reduce biodiversity, and cost communities huge amounts of time, money, resources, and lost revenue.

Pennsylvania Sea Grant offers various print and online educational resources, training sessions and webinars to natural resource managers and biologists from federal and state agencies and other organizations that may be dealing with AIS in a professional capacity. Access these resources by visiting Aquatic Invasive Species under “Topics," where you can also find resources, such as public information sessions, fact sheets, and other educational resources for communities and individuals not working with AIS in a professional capacity.



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