The collection of 17 training videos grew out of a workshop that took place in Kentucky last year.
Research compared two methods for removing aquatic invasive species from watercraft, as well as two periods of time spent on removal, and found no significant difference.
Launching May 27, “Introduced: Aquatic invaders and stories from our changing waters” will cover a range of topics related to aquatic invasive species in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes.
A survey of Wisconsin boaters reveals that a majority “usually” or “always” take steps to prevent the spread of AIS when boating—a credit to Wisconsin’s efforts to promote environmentally responsible boating behaviors.
Thanks to effective programs designed to combat the spread of AIS, the rate of new invasions is not increasing and boater surveys show that boaters take prevention actions at a high rate.
The public awareness campaign will reach boaters during one of the busiest times of the year, the Fourth of July weekend.