Outreach programs are a great way to spread the message about invasive mussels! Check out the videos and materials below for resources from some great outreach programs targeting the spread of invasive mussels. Have some resources you’d like to see on this page? Contact us and let us know!
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! is a national campaign founded to “empower recreational users to become part of the solution” to the problem of invasive species. The campaign is primarily sponsored by the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Coast Guard and has partnered with many other federal, state, and tribal governments and agencies, as well as private organizations, to incorporate its message into outreach programs throughout the United States.
Resources from the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! campaign:
State and Provincial Programs
British Columbia: Don’t Move a Mussel
Don’t Move a Mussel is an outreach campaign designed for the Okanagan Water Basin Board in British Columbia, Canada. The campaign has produced a webinar about the status of invasive mussels in B.C. as well as several radio PSAs. A full list of published resources can be found here.
Resources from the Don’t Move a Mussel campaign:
Illinois-Indiana: Be A Hero – Transport Zero
Be a Hero – Transport Zero is an outreach campaign coordinated by the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. This campaign addresses both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species and focuses on reducing movement of invasive species.
The State of Michigan recently redesigned its invasive species website to include information about many of its invasive species within one central website. On this site, visitors can find a variety of resources including a video series aimed at providing viewers with an overview of the issues associated with invasive species and education about what they can do to help.
Utah: “STD” of the Sea
“STD” (or “Skiff Transmitted Disease”) of the Sea is an outreach campaign coordinated by the Utah Department of Natural Resources. This outreach program helps recreational users both to certify their boats for decontamination and find the nearest boat wash station.