Play Clean Go

Terrestrial invasive species are easily spread from one location to another when they become stuck to shoes, tires, pets, and more. Plants, seeds, and insects can establish in new locations if they are not removed before leaving the region in which they were picked up. 

PlayCleanGo is an initiative that encourages people to get outside and enjoy nature while protecting our natural resources, by preventing the spread of terrestrial invasive species through behavioural changes.

How can you help?

Remove any insects, mud or plants from your gear, boots and pets; Check ATV and bike tires, and remove any plants that may be caught in your equipment before moving to a new trail; Clean your gear and boots before entering and leaving a recreation site; Stay on designated trails and roads; and Learn how to identify invasive species.

Invasive Species in Nova Scotia

Smallmouth Bass

Fact Sheet FRESHWATER FISH Micropterus dolomieu | Other Names: Smallie, Brown Bass, Black Bass Description Robust, brown to green body with a white belly. Back

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Chinese Mystery Snail

Fact Sheet FRESHWATER MOLLUSC Cipangopaludina chinensis | Other Names: Black Snail, Trapdoor Snail Description Adult shells up to 70 mm long with 6-8 whorls. Juvenile

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A snout full of sharp teeth © PERRY MUNROE

Chain Pickerel

Fact Sheet FRESHWATER FISH Esox niger | Other Names: Pickerel, Water Wolf, Pike Description Long, narrow, torpedo-shaped, green body with a darker back and white

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Terrestrial Invasive Species Poster

Invasive Woodland Plants Booklet

100 Worst Invasive Species Booklet