In travelling back from North Carolina over the weekend, I couldn't help but notice the ever northward advance of Kudzu as far as Virginia. In speaking with some Arborists in the southern United States, the rapidity of it's growth is a real problem. Fortunately, we don't have it here in Ohio......yet.
Invasive species are a real problem (such as Emerald Ash Borer). If you would like to learn more about invasive species (and possibly help by acting as eyes and ears for the Department of Natural Resources, Please follow this link