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Boat Cleaning Stations Pilot Project Helping to Slow Invasive Spread in Minnesota

Wildlife Forever’s pilot project, to deploy CD3 Watercraft Cleaning Stations near Minnesota lakes, has shown tremendous progress by providing boaters Clean Drain Dry invasive species prevention tools. Through advanced technology and reporting software, CD3 Cleaning Stations placed at boat landings have been used over 6,600 times in just three months. Through an innovative partnership with […]

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Aquatic Invasive Species – Fighting an Ongoing Threat

In the early 2000s, there was a call from several scientific, environmental and economic sectors calling for controls, standards and management frameworks for reducing the risks and damage of aquatic invasive species in Michigan. Over 182 non-indigenous aquatic species were introduced and colonized within the Great Lakes region since the 1800s. This includes algae, plants, […]

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Finger Lakes Institute Taking Watercraft Inspections to the Next Level

Hello from Conesus Lake! This is Sarah Powers, the Eastern Watercraft Steward Program (WSP) Coordinator for the 2017 season, SUNY Cortland (B.S., 2014) and SUNY ESF (M.S., 2017) graduate. I wanted to update you all on the Watercraft Steward Program so far. All of the Stewards have been working hard in the battle against Aquatic […]

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Asian Clam Finding in Wisconsin Lake Provides Opportunity to Promote Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Prevention Behaviors

A new invasive species was found in Stratton Lake this summer – the Asian clam.  Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) are a prohibited species in Wisconsin meaning there are only a few “pioneer populations.” On Aug. 5, Wisconsin held its statewide Snapshot Day. Volunteers checked public access points on lakes and rivers throughout Wisconsin for aquatic invasive […]

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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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Wisconsin Community Finds that the Best Means of Prevention is Following the Clean Boats, Clean Waters Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers steps

A new invasive species was found in Stratton Lake this summer – the Asian clam.  Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) are a prohibited species in Wisconsin meaning there are only a few “pioneer populations.” On Aug. 5, Wisconsin held its statewide Snapshot Day.  Volunteers checked public access points on lakes and rivers throughout Wisconsin for aquatic invasive […]

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Izaak Walton League of America – Featured Stop Aquatic Hitchhiker Partner

Invasive plants, animals, and other organisms have made their way into waters across the United States. These non-natives can dominate aquatic ecosystems, wiping out native plants and wildlife, because they have no native predators. They can also damage boat engines and steering equipment, make lakes and rivers unusable by boaters and swimmers, and dramatically increase […]

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Manitou Pontoon Boats – Featured Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Partner

Ever wander into a lake only to be greeted by the sharp edge of a Zebra Mussel? We’re not surprised. If you live near a natural body of water, you are probably very familiar with this type of invasive species. Not only are these widespread and pesky creatures annoying for boaters, unsuspecting barefoot beach-goers, and […]

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Preventing Aquatic Nuisance Species in Colorado

Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) pose a significant threat to Colorado’s waterways.  These species can cause considerable damage to water infrastructure, lakes, rivers, and wildlife. As anglers, it is important for us to recognize that the “Clean, Drain, and Dry” slogan doesn’t just apply to speedboats and Skidoos. We spend considerable time in and near bodies of […]

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