Aquatic Nuisance Species

PROTECT KANSAS WATERS

Help stop aquatic nuisance species…
  • CLEAN - DRAIN - DRY: Boats & Equipment – Every Lake & River, Every Time
  • DON'T MOVE LIVE FISH: Between Bodies of Water or Up Streams
  • DON'T DUMP BAIT IN THE WATER OR DRAINAGE DITCHES: Discard It on Dry Land or in Approved Receptacle

THE THREAT TO KANSAS WATERS

Aquatic nuisance species are animals and plants not native to Kansas that can threaten lake and river ecology, harm native or desirable species, and interfere with our economy. They often hitchhike with unsuspecting people. They can:

  • Diminish food supplies and degrade habitat for other species;
  • Reduce numbers and variety of desirable fish;
  • Reduce fishing and other recreational opportunities;
  • Lower property values and decrease quality of municipal water sources;
  • Foul water lines, clog intakes, burn out pumps, damage power generating facilities, and decrease water system efficiency; and
  • Increase the risk of flooding due to overcrowded biomass and clogging of lake outlets
HELP STOP AQUATIC HITCHHIKERS –
ANS MEDIA KIT
  • Don't Dump Bait Logo (PDF)
  • ANS Brochure (PDF)
  • ANS News Release (PDF)
  • ANS awareness video PSA - (Download)
  • Happy Lake radio spot - (Listen) (Download)
  • Frank & Louie radio spot - (Listen) (Download)