Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Proclaims May 11th Clean Drain Dry Day To Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

May 7th, 2024Contact: Zach Burnside – Invasive Species Program Manager White Bear Lake, MN – Governor Tim Walz along with Wildlife Forever and DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen, proclaim Saturday, May 11th as Minnesota Clean Drain Dry Day. With the Minnesota Fishing Opener serving as the official start to fishing and boating season, people are reminded to …

Fish Art Contest State Winners Announced

For Immediate Release Contact: Addison Motta, amotta@wildlifeforever.org White Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever and Title Sponsor Bass Pro Shop are proud to announce the 2024 Art of Conservation® Fish Art Contest State Winners. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place was awarded to students in four age categories in each state. This year over 5,600 students …

Deepwater Horizon Halftime Reports Calls for Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

For Immediate Release                                                  April 16, 2024 Contact: Pat Conzemius, President & CEO pconzemius@wildlifeforever.org White Bear Lake, MN –   The 14th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill coincides with major accomplishments of $1 billion in restoration projects funded by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council). For perspective, the Deepwater Horizon Halftime Report …

New Boat Ramp Signs Help Anglers and Boaters Prevent Invasive Species

White Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever, CD3 Systems, and FishBrain announce a new digital platform to aid boaters and anglers in preventing aquatic invasive species. The Check-In & Check-Out (CICO) WebApp provides a fast, user-friendly tutorial on how to self-inspect and clean watercraft before and after launching by hand. New access signs are available …

Clean Drain Dry Initiative Releases Annual Accomplishment Report

White Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever is proud to release the 2023 Clean Drain Dry Initiative® annual accomplishment report. Through partnerships with the outdoor industry, state and federal agencies, and community organizations, on-the-ground efforts delivered critical invasive species prevention infrastructure and a nationwide public service campaign reaching 65 million impressions. Invasive species are a …

Wildlife Forever Announces FishOn! Lesson Plans and Contest Deadline Extension

For Immediate Release Contact: Addison Motta AMotta@WildlifeForever.org White Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever is proud to announce the release of the newly designed Art of Conservation FishOn! lesson plans. These innovative activities are designed to complement the Art of Conservation Fish Art Contest, providing educators with engaging resources to enhance their existing science, art, …

Wildlife Forever Announces Winners of Songbird Art Contest

For Immediate Release Contact: Addison Motta AMotta@WildlifeForever.org White Bear Lake, MN - Wildlife Forever, in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, is proud to announce the winners of the 3rd annual Art of Conservation Songbird Art Contest®. The contest brings awareness to the importance of songbirds and their critical conservation needs. A panel of judges …

Wildlife Forever and Yamaha Rightwaters Expand National Partnership on Invasive Species

White Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever announces an expansion of its partnership with Yamaha Rightwaters.  The renewed collaboration will bring new invasive species awareness tools to a broader audience of boaters and anglers across the country.  “We’re excited Yamaha Rightwaters shares our vision of bringing together a broad coalition of perspectives when it comes …

The Fish Art Contest is Casting for Entries!

For Immediate Release: Contact: Addison Motta AMotta@WildlifeForever.org (763) 253-0222 White Bear Lake, MN – There is still time to enter the 2024 Fish Art Contest! Students have until February 28th, 2024, to create and share their entry for the chance to win international recognition and prizes. The contest is open internationally to students in kindergarten-12th …