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MAY 20, 2020
Wildlife Forever Engages Wake Sports with Invasive Species Prevention
Contact: Dane Huinker DHuinker@WildlifeForever.org
White Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever has launched a new set of aquatic invasive species (AIS) educational materials tailored to the wake sports industry to educate boaters on preventing the spread of invasive species.
In partnership with the Boat US Foundation, Marine Max and MN DNR, a new video public service announcement (PSA), helps showcase important steps to remove water from boats and ballast tanks, along with weeds from trailers. Additional marketing and outreach materials are available for boat dealers, retail centers and inspectors at boat ramps.
“We all want our public waters to be clean and free from invasive species. Working in partnership with the wake sports industry we hope to reach more people to instill AIS awareness in this rapidly growing sport,” said Pat Conzemius, President & CEO Wildlife Forever.
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If you are a water recreationist—boater, angler, water-skier, sailor, or canoeist—there are some important things you can do to prevent the transport of invasive species from one lake or river to another. In Minnesota it is illegal to transport prohibited invasive species.