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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Pledge

I want to do my part to protect the waters where I recreate and any waters that I might visit. I pledge to abide by the following each time I visit a body of water.
  • Remove any visible mud, plants, fish or animals before transporting equipment.
  • Drain water from equipment before transporting
  • Clean and dry anything that came in contact with water (Boats, trailers, equipment, clothing, dogs, etc.)
Take the Pledge!
I have made the STOP AQUATIC HITCHIKERS Pledge.
I will encourage my friends to make the pledge.

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Common Hitchhikers

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Video Clips
Asian Carp in the Upper Mississippi River
(Real Video format)

Round Goby
(Quicktime Format)
New Audio Messages for Traveler Information Systems
Zebra Mussel (mp3)
Zebra Mussel #2 (mp3)