Can the Tri-State remove a million invasive plants this year? That’s one group’s goal

The Ohio River Valley Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ORV CISMA) wants to get aggressive against a harmful environmental threat – invasive plant species. The organization wants to remove a million invasives by the end of the year.

“We think it’s feasible,” says Jessica Tegge, restoration program manager. “It’s maybe a little aggressive, but we believe that we can do it together. And every year we just hope to gain more and more momentum.”

Invasive plants are a big problem. They crowd out native plants, take away habitat for wildlife and can contribute to poor water quality in rivers and streams.

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