Look Before You Leave


The OIPC and the OPWG wants you to Look Before You Leave. When you load up for the cottage or a camping trip, you could unknowingly be carrying stowaways, including invasive plants.
Bikes: Mud can carry seeds of invasive plants, such asPhragmites. Clean bikes thoroughly before moving them to new locations.
ATV’s: Mud on ATV’s and trail equipment can harbor invasive plant seeds. Clean ATV’s thoroughly before transport.
Boots: Muddy boots can carry seeds. Clean your boots before going to a new location.
Pets: Invasive seeds can be carried in fur and mud on pets. Remove seeds and mud from your pets.
Click here to download our Look Before You Leaveposter,
The OIPC has also created a number of trailhead signs that can be used to educate campers, hikers, boaters and bikers on the importance of Look Before You Leave. These signs can also be downloaded and printed, for anyone who wishes to use them. Click here to view and download these signs.