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Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach and Education Materials

Outreach and education is the most effective way to combat the spread of aquatic invasive species. The more people are made aware of the necessity of cleaning and drying boating and fishing equipment before using it in another waterbody, the less likely the aquatic invasive species will be spread to new waters. The following guidance/reminder sign templates are provided for you to download and use at private access points.

Informational Panels

Protect you waters panels for anglers and boaters

Protect Your Waters

18" X 24" panel (PDF) (1.3 MB)
31" X 38" panel (PDF) (3.0 MB)


Don't spread invasive species boat ramp sign

Before You Leave (PDF) (1.6 MB) Designed to be mounted at the boat launching area.

Don't spread invasive species boat launch site exit sign

Did You Remember (PDF) (1.6 MB) Designed to be mounted at the site exit or anywhere you want to remind anglers and boaters to check, clean and dry their boating equipment.

Standard sign posted at waterway access site for invasive species

Invasive species standard sign (PDF) (950 KB) Standard sign for posting at any waterway access site.

Tip Strips

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers poster of a boat on a trailer

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! (PDF) (686 KB)