- Created: 02 April 2012
Be Plant Wise
Invasive aquatic plants can damage our ponds, waterways and the environment.
Be plant wise and don’t dump aquatic plants in the wild.
Ponds can create a wonderful feature to be enjoyed all year round and are often a haven for wildlife. However, if they are not cared for properly some pond plants can take over your pond. They can also become established in the wild, where they can smother our native plants, clog our waterways, exacerbate flooding and remove oxygen from the water, which can harm fish.
Pond owners, gardeners, aquarists, anglers and other water users can unknowingly assist the spread of aquatic plants into our countryside. These plants can rapidly become major environmental problems with expensive associated costs.
Whether you are a pond owner or a retailer of aquatic plants, by following the three simple steps below you can become Plant Wise and help to reduce the risks of invasive aquatic plants being released into our environment.
You can download a series of A3 posters from the following links:
- default Be Plant Wise - Northern Ireland (1.15 MB)
- default Be Plant Wise - Republic of Ireland (1.1 MB)
More information is available at: http://invasivespeciesireland.com/what-can-i-do/be-plant-wise/