This week as boaters and anglers hit America’s waters, Wildlife Forever and the Threat Campaign partnership asks that everyone take extra precaution to Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Clean, Drain, Dry all trailers and equipment that come in contact with the water.
Invasive Species are the greatest conservation threat to fishing and boating. Fouling boat motors, closing public access, and compromising fish and fishing quality; invasives weaken the U.S. economy and limit opportunity for youth to become engaged in the outdoors.
“Take a kid fishing, fire up the boat and enjoy the day but remember, once in a lake, invasive species can last a lifetime. Take a minute to ensure your gear is clean before you leave the access,” said Pat Conzemius Program Manager of Wildlife Forever.