Invasive Species Week
From 29 February - 6 March 2016 organisations across Britain are working together to raise awareness of invasive non-native species and prevent their spread. Find out what’s going on and how to get involved below, and keep up to date on Twitter by searching for #InvasivesWeek and following @CheckCleanDryGB.
What's happening during Invasive Species Week 2016?
It's Invasive Species Week across England, Scotland and Wales. Keep an eye on the @CheckCleanDryGB Twitter page to find out about more about the problem and what you can do to help. Take our free biosecurity e-learning module to learn about how to avoid spreading invasive non-native species, and you could win a copy of the Field Guide to Invasive Plants & Animals in Britain!
1 March – Celebrating five years of Check Clean Dry!
The Check Clean Dry campaign is five years old! To celebrate we’re dedicating today to aquatic biosecurity and asking everyone to make a 'biosecurity pledge'. Stay tuned to find out what you can do to reduce your risk of spreading invasive non-native species.
2 March – Meet our Local Action Groups!
Local Action Groups across Britain are giving their time to help prevent the harmful impacts of invasive non-native species by carrying out practical management, raising awareness and educating people about how to stop them spreading. We’ll be highlighting some of their fantastic work and asking you to #getINNSvolved.
3 March – Junior Invasive Species Heroes!
Today we’re celebrating some of our younger invasive non-native species heroes! Look out for some weird and wonderful entries to our design an invasive species challenge.
4 March – Find out what our partner organisations have been doing!
We are working with some fantastic partner organisations to raise awareness and tackle the threat posed by invasive non-native species and prevent their harmful impacts. We’ll be sharing some of the brilliant work they do.
5-6 March – Check Clean Dry at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show!
We’ll be at the Dinghy Show with long-time Check Clean Dry champions The Green Blue who are challenging younger visitors to the show to help stop the spread of invasive non-native species by taking part in a fun competition! We’ll also be encouraging boaters of all ages to Check Clean Dry.
How can I get involved?
- Join a Local Action Group on invasive non-native species.
- Take our free online training to learn more about invasive non-native species, how to identify them, and how you can prevent them from spreading.
- If you're a keen angler, boater, canoeist, kayaker, walker etc and part of a club, become a Check Clean Dry champion and for free materials you can share with other members to raise awareness.
- If you're a gardener or pond owner, Be Plant Wise and stop your plants from spreading into the wild.