June 13 is PlayCleanGo Day in Minnesota

PlayCleanGo: Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks announces the third annual Minnesota PlayCleanGo Day on June 13, held in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources. PlayCleanGo encourages individuals and families to take to the outdoors and enjoy parks, trails and campgrounds across Minnesota while supporting efforts to prevent the spread of terrestrial (land-based) invasive species.

On June 13, Minnesota state parks will also be celebrating the eighth annual National Get Outdoors Day, which encourages healthy and active outdoor fun by waiving all entrance fees. In Cook County, Cascade River State Park will participate in the event.

PlayCleanGo volunteers will be on hand at nine state parks, including Cascade, and four regional park locations to provide information and educational materials on terrestrial invasive species.

Visitors can learn about the many park offerings as well as simple steps they can take to help prevent the spread of terrestrial invasive species on our treasured lands.

PlayCleanGo is an education and outreach campaign for outdoor recreationalists. The goal is to encourage outdoor recreation like off-road vehicle use, hiking, biking, horseback riding and more, while protecting valuable natural resources. The objective is to stop the spread of terrestrial invasive species through personal accountability. The campaign is designed to engage recreationists to take quick and easy steps to help prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals while at the same time encouraging outdoor recreation.

 

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