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 can be a source for spread of invasive nonnative plants and animal species such as 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

Boot brush station signs uses welded sleeves on both the sign panel and boot brush which 4x4 wood posts slide into for height and stability. The Scrusher boot brush cleans sides and bottoms of footwear quickly and easily. The signs can contains a clear message and simple illustrations for universal clarity of the steps the user can take to prevent the spread of invasive species. The PlayCleanGo boot brush sign design is available for your use.

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

  • Frame for 24″x 18″ Sign Panel Powder Coat Black Texture aluminum w/ 2 wood post sleeves at 45 Degrees (1/8″ Tolerance Max , 3/16” Gap)
  • Scrusher Boot Brush Assembly complete with brushes (Powder Coat Black Texture)
  • 1 Graphic PlayCleanGo Standard Interpretive Sign Panel installed and shipped with kit (includes 5 Year Outdoor Panel Warranty)

Educational Sign Examples

(Click on image to download PDF examples.)


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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