Unfortunately, most habitat types within the watershed area are vulnerable to colonization by invasive species. With over 70 different invasive species detected in the Severn Sound area, these species pose a significant threat to our ecosystems, economy and community. Refer to SSEA’s Invasive Species Page
for more information on invasive species.
The first step to managing invasive species is to detect and identify them.
Participants in the Invasive Species Spotters program will identify and monitor invasive species on and around their property and report the information to SSEA. Through this project, we hope to have volunteer support on identifying threats to Severn Sound’s communities and biodiversity. The data collected in this project will help to guide surveillance programs, prevention initiatives and management projects on publicly-owned property.
There are two ways that YOU can get involved:
an online platform that allows users across the world to submit observations of species in the wild. The iNaturalist Community helps citizen scientists to identify species that they observe by reviewing photos and location data.
Observations can be submitted to the SSEA Invasive Species Spotters project