Invasive Species

This is a national initiative that you can take part in locally


Help stop the spread of invasive plants and animals in British waters.

Click the screenshot to go to the NNSS website
Click the screenshot to go to the NNSS website

Invasive non-native species can have a damaging impact on British plants, animals and ecosystems – by spreading disease, competing for habitat and food and direct predation.

Plants that grow profusely can block waterways, while some can damage riverbanks and property – so they also affect economic uses of our environment and add significant management costs.

As a water user, you may unknowingly be helping to spread invasive species from one water body to another in equipment, shoes and clothing.  Help stop this happening by following three simple steps: Check, Clean, Dry

Please visit the GB non-native species secretariat website for a range of tools and information to help you safely eradicate and stop the spread of invasive plants and animals.