Fountain Hills High School Gets AIS Highlights
The Department’s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program spent the day on Thursday, February 23rd at Fountain Hills High School. Ninth through 12th grade Biology classes had finished up a unit on Invasive Species, so presentations from one of the Department’s biologists was perfect timing in tying up all the learned information. Educating young adults on the AIS challenges all Western states face, is critical to curbing the spread of AIS in Arizona and among neighboring states.
The Department spends hundreds of hours a year reaching out and educating the public on the dangers of spreading AIS from one water to another. You may see employees or contractors at boat ramps, marinas or recreation sites helping to get the word out as well as helping people clean boats and equipment to limit the spread of AIS.
If you own a boat, or use our precious water resources in Arizona, please do your part by pulling the plug: clean, drain and dry your equipment to limit the spread of AIS.
For more information on Aquatic Invasive Species, please go to the Invasive Species Tab here on Fishaz.org or go to: http://azgfd.gov