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Boot Brush Stations

When humans move, we bring invasive species with us, including when we go hiking. Small seeds can get trapped in the treads of our shoes and moved to our next hiking destination to start a brand new infestation. WNY PRISM works with our partners to install boot brush stations throughout our region. Boot brush stations give hikers an easy, convenient way to help stop the spread of invasive species. Each boot brush is accompanied by a sign to help users learn about invasive species already in their local park and species that have a high risk of being introduced from nearby areas.

Since 2016, we have worked with PlayCleanGo and local partners throughout the western New York to install boot brush stations. We currently have 24 boot brush stations installed in parks, preserves and nature centers with even more on the way. Check out our map to find a boot brush station near you.

If you don’t see a boot brush station at your favorite park, let park management know. Each spring we look for new locations at which to install new boot brush stations. Inquiries can be sent to Emily Thiel [email protected].