Enjoy National Fishing & Boating Week! Remember: Clean Drain Dry to Stop Invasive Species

Posted Tuesday June 07, 2022 by wf_admin

For Immediate Release
Contact: Elliott Engen: EEngen@WildlifeForever.org

White Bear Lake, MN– During this year’s National Fishing & Boating Week, millions of Americans will spend time on the water. Whether reeling bass, paddling in kayaks, or pulling the kids on the tube, it’s important to Clean Drain and Dry all equipment, boats, and gear to prevent the spread of invasive species.

Last year, the recreational fishing industry generated over $129 billion dollars to the U.S. economy while recreational boating contributed $27.3 billion dollars. Invasive species pose a significant threat to fishing, boating, and our outdoor heritage. To stop the spread of invasive species, please share this brief public service announcement that highlights the effective, proven, trusted practice of Clean. Drain. Dry!

2022 National Fishing & Boating Week Public Service Announcement

About the Clean Drain Dry Initiative™: 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 prevention planning. To learn more, visit www.CleanDrainDry.org.

About Wildlife Forever: Our mission is to conserve America’s outdoor heritage through conservation education, habitat restoration, and management of fish and wildlife. Wildlife Forever is an organization dedicated to investing resources on the ground. 96% of donations supports our award-winning conservation programs. Join Today and learn more about the Art of Conservation® programs The Fish Art and Songbird Art Contest, Clean Drain Dry Initiative, and Prairie City USA at www.WildlifeForever.org.