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Celebrate and protect our native plants, trees, insects, and animals

The Pennsylvania Invasive Species Council is launching the first Pennsylvania Native Species Day on Friday, June 17, 2022. Join in! 

Pennsylvania is home to diverse native plants, trees, insects, fish, birds, and mammals that originated thousands of years ago and thrive in mutual dependence. This native ecosystem provides us with outdoor experiences that benefit our lives and supplies natural resources for a variety of Pennsylvania industries--agricultural food production, recreation, fisheries, timber, and more.

As humans have increased worldwide commerce and travel, nonnative species have begun crisscrossing the world in tandem. When they're transported to areas outside their native range, they invade, because they outcompete native species and increasingly threaten the survival of native species.


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​Ways to Join In


Tools to Help Spread the Word about Pennsylvania Native Species Day

Resources on Pennsylvania Native Species and Nonnative Invasive Species

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If you have any questions about Pennsylvania Native Species Day, please contact Deb Klenotic, Council Communications Chair, at or (717) 649-9136.