Invasive Plants of Minnesota and Wisconsin

There is much conversation about invasives.  Below are lists of Minnesota and Wisconsin invasive plants.

Don’t allow invasive plants to flourish in your yard. Never purchase them or bring them into your yard, and please refrain from using chemicals on them. Pull them out and keep them from seeding.
Many invasive plants alter the soil so natives can’t grow, and crowd out the native plants
You will be surprised at some of the plants that are invasive. Below are links to the invasive plants of Wisconsin and Minnesota:
Minnesota invasive plants:
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/terrestrialplants/index.html
Wisconsin Invasive plants:
http://dnr.wi.gov/files/pdf/pubs/fr/FR0464.p

“Invasive plants or weeds continue to spread across the continent. Consequently, Minnesota is fast becoming a melting pot of weed species. Many of these plants were accidentally introduced to our landscape, but some have been purposefully imported.” Bonnie Harper-Lore

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Recycling Plastic is a Win-Win

When you throw a plastic bottle in the trash, what do you think happens to it? These bottles do not dissolve and will be on our planet forever!! The garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean is broken pieces of plastic that harms sea life, and probably poisons us. According to the MPCA, Minnesota recycles only 25% of its plastic bottles. Why individuals still throw recyclables in the trash is beyond comprehension, especially when most of us just need to haul recyclables out to our curb a few times a month. As responsible citizens of our earth we must do better, and communities need to install recycle containers beside the trash containers like Duluth has done!
An incentive: By recycling your bottles and cans you help generate needed funds for local and state governments. You help create materials that can be made into new products which stimulates manufacturing jobs. Using recyclables instead of raw materials can reduces costs for manufacturers, and then lower costs for you, a win-win situation!
First, reduce your waste( reusable containers), but then recycle everything you can!