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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers capitalizes on over a decade of proven strategies and prevention messages. The goals of the campaign are to raise awareness and impact behaviors, while building community capacity. It promotes strong, consistent, and appealing messages to engage and empower outdoor recreationalists to protect our natural resources by learning how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
Join the network of over 2,500 partners who have benefitted from joining the campaign. The list of partners includes federal, state, tribe, and local agencies, colleges and universities, municipalities, townships, and watershed districts, K – 12 school groups, businesses, media, non-profits, fishing tournaments, clubs and other organizations. The diversity of our partners is a testimonial to the campaign’s appeal and benefits. View our List of Partners.
Exposing recreational users to the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers campaign and related messages raises awareness and motivates positive actions that can prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
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.