Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to Monroe County, Indiana's forests and wetlands. MC-IRIS works with landowners, educators, researchers, and agencies all over the county to protect our diverse natural areas from Invasive species. Join us at our meetings, work days, or educational events to be part of the solution! Check our calendar for upcoming events.
Monroe County's Identify and Reduce Invasive Species is a coalition of Monroe County citizens aimed at reducing the environmental and economic impact of invasive species in our county through education and action.
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Report IN -and keep invasive species out! Indiana has a new way to report and map invasive species - Report IN! You can report invasive species on-line through the Report IN website portal, or from your smartphone by downloading the Great Lakes Early Detection Network app. Please report the invasive species you find, so we know where they are in the state.
Why Should I Care About Invasive Plants?
Invasive plants harm pollinators, wildlife, and rare species. And they cost money - $15 billion/year nationally! They can reduce your ability to enjoy hunting, fishing, mushroom collecting, bird-watching and other recreational pursuits. Here are a few examples.
Apply For a Free Invasive Plant Survey of Your Land
Not sure if you have invasive plants on your land? Or what to do about them if you do? Learn more here about how to apply for a free invasive plant survey of your land.