September 2017

Today, we get news from many different sources; our phones, our computers, the television and radio. Instead of trying to keep up with this endless cycle of news, we’ve tried to capture a broad overview of the most urgent news and keep our partners informed about new updates to the campaign. Please check out the four sections: What’s Hot, Campaign Updates, General and Species Specific News to stay on top of the important news and how people are preventing invasive species.

What's Hot

Montana’s fisheries budget to be cut by $1 million

Montana officials are looking to cut the state’s fisheries budget by about $1 million to make up for a decline in the federal money and to stay within the spending authorized by the 2017 Montana Legislature. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has identified parts of the fisheries division’s budget that can be cut, including some […]

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General News

Check for Invasive Species When Removing Docks for Season

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding lake property owners to carefully check boats and trailers, docks and lifts, and all other water-related equipment for invasive species when removing equipment for seasonal storage. This is important as new zebra mussel infestations were initially reported by people making end of season inspections of docks, boats […]

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Species Specific News

South Central New York Community Lake Finally is Weed and Snakehead-Free

Ridgebury Lake residents, who suffered through eight summers of a weed-choked lake caused by a DEC snakehead-eradication effort, are wrapping up their first season of a weed-free lake since 2008. For those eight summers, starting in 2009, the weeds on the lake in the Town of Wawayanda were so thick, boaters could barely get their […]

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Campaign Updates

Texas Parks & Wildlife – Featured Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Partner

Fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants that are not native to Texas may compete with native animals and plants for food and space. Introduced species often lack natural enemies or competitors in their new environment, and may multiply and spread at an alarming rate, inteferring with boat traffic, affecting water quality, and causing a range of […]

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