The Lake St. Clair CISMA depends on public awareness and involvement. Local residents naturally navigate through their communities within Macomb and St. Clair and can provide invasive distribution information near their homes, businesses, and local parks. Reporting invasive species observations helps practitioners to rapidly respond to harmful situations and increases the chance of local eradication for invasive plants, when discovered early. How to report invasive species:

  1. Take photos & note location

  2. Record date & density of growth

  3. Enter data on

Citizens and volunteers reporting invasive species are encouraged to use the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) reporting system. The Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) is a regional effort to develop and provide early detection and response resources for invasive species. The free, web-based and smartphone app MISIN tools assist both experts and citizen scientists in the detection and identification of invasive species in support of successful management. The Lake St. Clair CISMA provides frequent trainings on the use of MISIN and receives alerts for all data collected on priority and watch-list species in Macomb and St. Clair counties.


Reporting Invasive Species video tutorial

Map & Report Invasive Species using the MISIN smartphone application or online