Outdoor Boot Brush Trail Station and Educational Sign

Install a sign above your outdoor boot brush that educates visitors about invasive species as they clean their boots using the instructions below. You'll also find PDFs of signs that are ready to mount!

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.

Close up photo of the Boot brush and sign Boot Brush Trail Station Details

The brush and sign are mounted on a 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.

When you become a PlayCleanGo partner through NAISMA, your sign can be customized with your organization's logo and plants of concern in your area. 

  • Aluminum Low Profile Traditional T" Exhibit Base with frame for 24"wide x 18" high panel and boot brush assembly
  • 24" wide x 18" high x .090 (FE) Digital Fiberglass-Embedded Panel Single-faced; Matte Finish; Square Cut; No Holes
  • Frames mount at 30° angle

Educational Sign Examples

(Click on image to download PDF examples.)

Buckthorn Sign Buckthorn Sign
Garlic mustard boot brush Garlic Mustard Sign
Spotted Knapweed Sign Spotted Knapweed Sign
Tansy boot brush Common Tansy Sign


Prior to installation, please check the local building and signage codes as well as the applicable ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) regulations for compliance.

Recommended Tools and Materials

  • Power or manual post-hole digger
  • Shovel
  • Wood braces
  • Hammer
  • Clamps
  • Nails
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Cement
  • Gravel
  • Tamping bar
  • Level

Remember to Call 811 to have underground utilities located before you dig.

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