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Spread the word (not the species!)
The goal of the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! campaign is to raise awareness about the growing threat of aquatic invasive species and promote pro-conservation behaviors to recreational users while building community capacity to address the aquatic invasive species threat. Using social science-based strategies; the campaign promotes a strong, consistent prevention message to engage and empower outdoor aquatic recreation users to adopt cleaning behaviors that prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species.
The Fish and Wildlife Service and our partners encourage you to join an international network of over 1300 partners who have benefited from becoming a formal campaign partner. The list of partners includes federal, state, tribal and local government agencies, colleges and universities, municipalities, townships, watershed districts, zoos & aquariums, K – 12 school groups, leading outdoor industry brands, media outlets, conservation and environmental NGOs, fishing tournaments, clubs and other organizations. The diversity of our partners is a testimonial to the campaign’s appeal, benefits and an effective grassroots branding strategy. Take the time and check out this list and see if there are organizations with whom you can collaborate.
Empowering recreational users with the behaviors promoted by the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! campaign helps to raise awareness and inspire actions that can prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Partners are encouraged to use the campaign’s materials in their communication, outreach, and education materials. Joining the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! campaign provides direct, free access to outreach tools that can be adapted to suit your needs. Joining also gives free access to decades of aquatic invasive species expertise in campaign planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
THE EASE AND BENEFITS OF BECOMING A PARTNER
Our club, organization, agency, school or company believes in the power of individual conservation actions. Because of this, we would like to become a formal partner of the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! campaign and would like to be kept up-to-date about news and new developments of the campaign. How can we do this? By completely filling out the online form below and providing your relevant information, you will be sent a partnership packet of different marketing materials. Materials like the campaign artwork, sign, banner and sticker templates and print-quality PSAS will be included on a CD-ROM. Additionally, you can get access to these materials through this website through the Graphics library section of the site.
Join the ranks of all 50 state fish and wildlife, numerous federal agencies, national parks and national forests, outdoor brands, media outlets and clubs to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. By becoming a campaign partner, you will be listed on this website and will make a commitment to doing your part in being good stewards in modeling and promoting the clean-drain-dry behaviors. Currently, we have about 1400 organizations who make up our prevention community. So, join the ranks of these conservation leaders and stop aquatic hitchhikers.
The following clubs, organizations, agencies and companies have made a commitment to do their part to STOP AQUATIC HITCHHIKERS.