Washington, D.C. – During National Invasive Species Week, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is highlighting her work to combat invasive species in the North Country. National Invasive Species Awareness Week is an international event to raise awareness about invasive species, the threats that they pose, and what can be done to prevent their spread. Congresswoman Stefanik issued the following statement:

“The North Country is home to countless plant and animal species that support biodiversity within our ecosystems. I have raised the issue of invasive species awareness since my first term in Congress, and I am proud to continue to support efforts to combat invasive species on our land and in our waterways. This effort is critical to protecting the environmental treasures in our region.”

So far this Congress, as Co-Chair of the House Invasive Species Caucus, Congresswoman Stefanik:

  • Introduced the Native Plant Species Pilot Program Act to establish a program to promote the use of native plant materials and combat the spread of invasive plants
  • Co-sponsored the Invasive Species Prevention and Forest Restoration Act to direct federal funding towards combating invasive species