It takes many eyes to spot all the invasive pests, plants and pathogens that might possibly come into Oregon and cause damage. That’s why, 15 years ago, the founders of the Oregon Invasive Species Council decided to enlist the public’s help. They set up a hotline at 1-866-INVADER, where people could call in and report any suspected invaders. Over the years, several hotline calls have nipped potential problems in the bud, so to speak. Other calls have been false alarms, and still others have provided mainly amusement value. In this blog post, Dan Hilburn (director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Division) tells about some of “1-800-INVADER’s Greatest Hits.”
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About Curt Kipp
Curt Kipp is the director of publications and communications at the Oregon Association of Nurseries, and the editor of Digger magazine.