Mid Atlantic Early Detection Network
At our last workshop, several people stated they had the invasive plant Wavyleaf, on their property. Did you know that there is an easy way to report such findings? Download the MAEDN app on your phone, snap a picture and hit send. This app is fantastic to see where invasive plants have been discovered, treated, and eradicated. It automatically calculates your location and has sample pictures of invasive plants.
Invasive species reporting is the first crucial step in the early detection of new and emerging species to allow for rapid response. Mapping common, established species is also important. It helps determine the ecological associations and preferences of species and provides a more accurate portrait of species’ distributions. Reports on the occurrence and distribution of invasives help land managers coordinate and more effectively implement control, restoration, and prevention.