“The spread of invasive species continues but despite a lake getting infested, it’s still critically important to slow the spread because new species, diseases and viruses are knocking on the door,” said Pat Conzemius, President & CEO of Wildlife Forever.
Prevention is still the best way to slow the spread and this Rapid Response Kit is designed to do this in two ways:
“In today’s media and technology driven world, a comprehensive communication and prevention strategy needs to inform and educate people using multiple platforms. The kit can help by reminding people to check their equipment but can also provide necessary cleaning tools and prompts, at the boat ramp, so people can learn to do it themselves,” said Conzemius. “Clean Drain Dry is about empowering the practice.”The Wildlife Forever Clean Drain Dry Initiative is the national campaign to educate outdoor recreational users on how to prevent the spread of invasive species. Strategic communications, marketing, outreach and educational services provide access to consistent messaging and tailored AIS prevention planning. To learn about services, contact Dane Huinker: DHuinker@WildlifeForever.org or visit www.CleanDrainDry.org
About Wildlife Forever (WF): Wildlife Forever’s mission is to conserve America’s wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and management of fish and wildlife. As a non-profit, 501c3 charity, for over 30 years, WF supporters have donated millions of dollars in all 50 states plus Canada, to conduct fish, game and habitat conservation projects. By investing resources on the ground, recent audits reveal 94% of every dollar supports our conservation mission. Please Join Today! To become involved and learn more about the award-winning programs, including work to engage America’s youth, visit www.WildlifeForever.org.