I've spent quite a bit of time in mucking around in marshes over the years, and I have seen a plant known Algerian Sea lavendar expanding its footprint. This plant forms a monoculture over mid and high marsh habitat in salt marshes replacing our native species that provide habitat for endangered species. CalIPC worked hard to get grant funding so that we can begin to figure out how to get rid of this species in the bay.
CalIPC does all sorts of other cool things (see below):
Land managers work hard across California to protect our environment and economy from invasive plants. They depend on Cal-IPC for science-based tools, regional coordination, and policy support. 2017 brings new opportunities -- advocating for environmental funding, integrating landscaping guidelines into building codes, and strengthening online tools. We need your help to make these happen! Previous Spring Campaigns helped us assess early detection species and build early detection email alerts. Join us in building capacity to protect California's natural infrastrucure for the future!
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