Play Clean Go

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There are many ways that people can unknowingly spread invasive species through outdoor activities, recreational and work-related.

Some examples of activities that can contribute to the spread include:

  • Hiking
  • Gardening
  • Cycling
  • All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) use
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Birding

In all of these activities, people can prevent the spread of invasive species by observing the Play Clean Go protocol:

  • Play – Enjoy your activity
  • Clean – Inspect your clothes and equipment and clean them before you leave the area
  • Go – Leave, knowing that you are not transporting invasive species anywhere else


The Canadian Council on Invasive Species has a library of graphics and print materials that are free to download and use to promote Play Clean Go to prevent the spread of invasive species.