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National Campaigns Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers campaign
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers is an ANS Task Force public awareness campaign intended to educate the public on aquatic nuisance species (ANS) and stop or reduce unintended spread of ANS to new habitat by recreational activities such as boating, fishing, swimming, waterfowl hunting, SCUBA diving or snorkeling, windsurfing, seaplane operations, personal watercraft use, and recreational bait harvesting. This campaign is supported by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Coast Guard, please visit their website:

Habitattitude campaign

Habitattitude! is an ANS-Task-Force public awareness campaign intended to educate aquarium hobbyists, backyard pond owners, water gardeners and others on the topic of ANS so that they will choose not to release harmful plants, fish and other animals into the wild. For more information on the Habitattitude! campaign, please visit their website:

the 100th Meridian Initiative The 100th Meridian Initiative is a cooperative effort between state, provincial, and federal agencies to prevent the westward spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species in North America. This Initiative is led by the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species, one of several regional panels that advise the ANS Task Force. For more information on the 100th Meridian Initiative, please visit their website:


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