The boots of trail visitors are vectors for the spread of seeds of invasive nonnative plant species like garlic mustard. Visitors travel from site to site and can bring new invasive species with them to a trail.
The goals of the sign and boot brush is to encourage hikers to clean their shoes before and/or after they hike, to raise their awareness about invasive species, and to inform them of simple steps they can do to reduce the spread while they brush.
The brush and sign are mounted on sturdy metal podium. The boot brush clean sides and bottoms of footwear quickly. The signs can contain a simple message and illustrations printed on a weather-resistant surface with a replaceable Plexiglas cover. The PlayCleanGo boot brush sign design is available for your use. Become a PlayCleanGo partner and the sign can be customized with your organization's logo and plants of concern in your area.
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Prior to installation, please check the local building and signage codes as well as the applicable ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) regulations for compliance.
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Remember to Call 811 to have underground utilities located before you dig.