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Outreach and Awareness

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Provides general information and outreach materials to increase awareness of invasive species issues. See also:

  • Educator Resources for teaching materials
  • Public Awareness Campaign for campaigns and programs designed to increase public awareness of invasive species issues
  • What You Can Do to learn about general volunteer opportunities and ways the average citizen can help to control invasive species

Spotlights

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Provides partner tools to get the word out about how to help stop the spread of harmful invasive plant pests. Please download, print, and use these materials in your state outreach efforts. Includes promotional materials, featured articles, pest cards, state-specific brochures, infographics, print and online ads, and other materials.

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Council or Task Force

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers.

Welcome to the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Marketing Showroom where you can find examples of existing products to help achieve your goals of building awareness and increasing engagement. See also Graphics Library for more outreach resources.

Partnership

National Plant Diagnostic Network.

You can help promote the First Detector program and teach people about invasive plant pests and pathogens by printing these outreach resources and displaying them in your workplace, cooperative extension office, or another public location.

Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program (Canada).
Provides free DVDs, watch cards, magnets, brochures, and other outreach materials.
TexasInvasives.org.
Tell your friends and family about invasive species! Share videos, brochures, photos and other materials. Texas is a big state, and we can't get the word out to everyone without your help. You can either fill out the form to order them, or you can download versions from this website.
Federal Government

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

The Defend the Flock program provides information and resources from USDA and other experts for keeping poultry healthy. It includes practical tips from growers like you, veterinarians, state agencies, scientists, and industry professionals for practicing biosecurity every day. Biosecurity is a team effort. We have to work together to defend our nation’s flocks.

USDA. FS. Eastern Region.
Templates for fields guides, brochures, pamphlets, outdoor signs to be used to create quality materials to increase awareness and protection.
State and Local Government
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Outreach materials are provided to help organizations and individuals promote aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention activities in their communities. Minnesota DNR's Invasive Species Program provides printed materials and design files, as well as providing review of AIS materials created by other organizations.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.

The Division of Plant Industry produces informational videos, training videos and public service announcements as part of its mission to protect Florida's native and commercially grown plants and the state's apiary industry from harmful pests and diseases.
Professional
Wildlife Forever.
Wildlife Forever provides many full scale, turn-key, media, marketing and advertising services. Industry contacts save partners time while taking advantage of deep discounts. Wildlife Forever also pools funds to coordinate regional and multi-agency outreach programs. Wildlife Forever is committed to stopping the spread of invasive species with the necessary resources to provide outreach and educational materials, as well as an extensive network of partners with specialized skills and high impact marketing services for on-the-ground strategies targeting recreational users.

North America Invasive Species Management Association.

These invasive species education materials make it easier to tell your followers about invasive species. Download and schedule for your invasive species outreach on web and social media!