August 2022 Messaging: Invasive Species

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Resources from Colorado Tourism Office & Leave No Trace: 

Resources from Care for Colorado Coalition:

Colorado Parks & Wildlife: 

Colorado Department of Agriculture:

Colorado Weed Management Association: 

#CareForColorado Social Media Posts 

Share any of the Invasive Species social media posts below to encourage and inspire visitors to Care for Colorado on all their adventures. Easily use one (or all) of these ready-to-go social posts, or create your own. Don’t forget to tag @VisitColorado and @LeaveNoTraceOrg.

  • Before and after recreating, remember to clean your shoes, bike and ATV tires to prevent invasive plants from hitchhiking their way to a new location. #CareForColorado #LeaveNoTrace #ColoradoWeedManagementAssociation #PlayCleanGo
  • Did you know that many invasive pests, including the emerald ash borer, can be transported in firewood? Avoid spreading these damaging invasive pests by buying firewood locally or gathering dead, down, dinky and distant wood where allowed. #CareForColorado #LeaveNoTrace
  • Some invasive plants can be beautiful, but they outcompete our native flora and can erase the wildflower-filled mountain vistas that we enjoy so much in Colorado! #CareForColorado #LeaveNoTrace #ColoradoWeedManagementAssociation #InvasivePlants #Wildflowers #ProtectBiodiversity 

Care for Colorado Coalition “Invasive Species” Success Stories

Colorado Department of Agriculture: As a result of Care for Colorado Coalition discussions, the Colorado Department of Agriculture and its division, the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, produced this invasive species brochure, which is available to share. 

Colorado Campground and Lodging Owners Association: RVs and cars bring invasive species into Colorado with them on wheels or the body of the car and, in response, CCLOA took the information from the Invasive Species  brochure and developed a blog on their Camp Colorado website.

Care for Colorado Coalition News

Colorado State Outdoor Recreation Grant Open: The Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office (OREC) is pleased to announce the opening of the Colorado State Outdoor Recreation Grant program on June 1. OREC will be accepting applications for roughly $4 million in competitive funding for projects related to economic development and recovery in the outdoor recreation sector. Eligible entities include government bodies, nonprofits, colleges/universities, economic development organizations and Indian Tribes. Deadline: Rolling, on a quarterly basis

Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference: Gov Con 2022 takes place Sept. 21–23, 2022, in Snowmass! Join us for our annual tourism conference, full of networking opportunities and educational panels, including topics from the Colorado Tourism Office’s Destination Stewardship team. Register now!

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