Archive for Campaign Updates

Minnesota’s Spring Lake boat access will temporarily close this fall

Public access to Spring Lake will be closed for a while this fall. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plans to shut down access in Prior Lake on Sept. 6. The department plans to have most work done and the ramp opened again by Oct. 15.  Photo by Shannon Fiecke The project includes improvements to […]

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WeFishASA.com Podcast Features Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Through the presentation of entertaining and educational information, provided through interviews with tremendous guests, the WeFishASA Podcast will help people become more interested and proficient at fishing, while introducing new people to the sport. The podcast will inspire every fisherman to become Keep America Fishing members and encourage every level of the industry – manufacturers, […]

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Water Activities Abound Over Fourth, DNR Asks Everyone To Look For Hitchhikers

This year’s Fourth of July celebrations will see the peak of aquatic activity as boaters and fishermen hit the states waterways. In their ongoing effort to protect Iowa’s lakes and streams, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding anyone using boats to make sure they check them for unwanted hitchhikers.  Click on the […]

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Tips to Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

If you’re planning on taking your boat out on the water this summer, area experts want to remind you it’s important to check your boat and trailer for possible hitchhikers. Moving boats from different lakes can be hazardous to lakes and rivers because of invasive species. By keeping your boat clean every time you enter […]

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Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers This Fourth of July

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding boaters and anglers to check for unwanted hitchhikers on their boats and equipment this Fourth of July to help protect Iowa lakes and streams. Aquatic hitchhikers, everything from zebra mussels to Eurasian watermilfoil, move from one waterbody to another by hitchhiking on boats, in bait buckets […]

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Boaters can clean, drain, dry to stop mussels from spreading

Boaters are key to preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding watercraft users to be aware of the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) laws and regulations and to Clean, Drain, Dry their boats after being in the water. “Boaters help keep these invasive mussels and plants out of […]

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Minnesota’s Becker County Leading Efforts to Stop the Spread

If you’ve lived in lakes country for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard about aquatic invasive species–the small and oftentimes microscopic plants and animals that inhabit lakes throughout the country. In the midst of all the other signage you pass each day, you’ve undoubtedly seen the, “Stop aquatic hitchhikers!” billboards and may have noticed […]

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Michigan Boaters Asked to Help Fight “Aquatic Hitchhikers”

No matter where you are in Michigan, water isn’t far away, and this week’s Michigan Boating Week highlights the importance of protecting the state’s freshwater resources from the threat of aquatic hitchhikers. More than 180 invasive species have entered the Great Lakes, according to the state Department of Natural Resources, and spokeswoman Joanne Foreman says […]

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New York DEC Leading the Way in Combining Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers with Clean, Drain, Dry and other online resources

Boats, trailers, waders and other fishing and boating equipment can spread aquatic invasive species from waterbody to waterbody unless properly cleaned, dried or disinfected after use.  Although some invasive species such as water milfoil are readily visible to the human eye, many others are too small to be readily noticed.  Click on the following link […]

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