We have a lot to protect in the Pacific Northwest - clean drinking water, native fish, plants & wildlife, and diverse foods that support our way of life.  Do your part to protect Oregon from invasive species while enjoying your favorite outdoor activities and remember to Play, Clean, Go! Here are a few simple ways to stop the spread of invasive species:

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  • REMOVE plants, animals & mud from boots, gear, pets & vehicle.

  • CLEAN your gear before entering & leaving the recreation site.

  • STAY on designated roads & trails.

  • USE CERTIFIED or local firewood & hay.

 

Visit www.playcleango.org  for more information on the Play, Clean, Go campaign. To learn more about weed free forage and gravel, please visit the North American Invasive Species Management Association and the Oregon Department of Agriculture's Weed Free Forage webpage. 


Not many people think of trail running as a vector for spreading invasive species. But trail runners like Crista are going further into the backcountry than ever before. Find out why it is so important to keep your shoes and clothes clean so as not to accidentally spread invasive species. Video Credit: Wyoming Weed and Pest Council.

Mountain biking is exploding in popularity. As people continue to push the limits of the sport, the potential to unintentionally spread invasive only grows. Learn from Bryce why it's so important to keep your equipment and clothing clean in order to keep these wild places pristine. Video Credit: Wyoming Weed and Pest Council.

As Val Geissler (made famous in the movie Unbranded) knows, horses can take us deep into the backcountry. Learn from Val why it's so important to keep your equipment clean so as not to accidentally spread invasive species into the wild places we all cherish. Video Credit: Wyoming Weed and Pest Council.