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New Hampshire Wildlife Federation – Featured Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Partner

Some species of aquatic wildlife and plants have become unwanted invaders in New Hampshire’s waters. Learn more about aquatic nuisance species, the laws & rules around possession and use of aquatic species, and what you can do to help stop the invasion!  Click on the following link to access the full story. The New Hampshire […]

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A Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Gratitude List – Happy Thanksgiving!

With the holiday season just around the corner, a lot of us are thinking about what we’re grateful for.  For some of us, this year might seem a bit harder to find things to be thankful for than in the past; however after reflecting, here are a few things for the conservation-minded among us to […]

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Cabela’s Continues to Promote Steps to Stopping Aquatic Hitchhikers

Aquatic invasive species, also known as AIS, are harmful plants and animals that directly affect you. They cost the United States billions of dollars each year. They can permanently harm lakes and waterways and ruin outdoor recreation. Aquatic invasive species are called “hitchhikers” because they are easily spread by catching rides on people’s boats and […]

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Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance – Featured Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Partner

As an independent nonprofit organization that covers an area southwest of Green Bay, the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance identifies issues and advocates effective policies and actions that protect, restore, and sustain water resources in the Fox-Wolf River Basin.  This organization has done a great job in partnering with the Wisconsin DNR to elevate awareness about aquatic invasive […]

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Massachusetts’ Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Law

Even though this law is a bit dated, the fact that Massachusetts passed a law that makes it illegal in to introduce nuisance species to the state’s lakes and ponds, whether intentionally or unintentionally, is significant.  By passing this law, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has elevated the invasive species issue and has made it against […]

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The Invasive Species that Nobody is Talking About

Non-native species like zebra mussels make national news, but the dangerous plant variable milfoil is rarely discussed outside of lake communities.  Myriophyllum heterophyllum, commonly referred to as variable milfoil, is an invasive aquatic plant that has been contaminating lakes throughout the Northeastern United States since the 1960s. It looks harmless enough, resembling a green squirrel tail […]

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