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June 2021 Newsletter

June 2021 Newsletter

This month’s featured stories include an award winner, new partners, and useful resources for the many Don’t Let it Loose™ partners to better understand their roles in preventing the spread of invasive species.

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Local Pet Store Employee Lauded with National Conservation Award

Local Pet Store Employee Lauded with National Conservation Award

In early March when local pet store employee Maggie Brown realized that an aquarium product might be harboring an invasive species, she didn’t hesitate in sounding the alarm. Her quick actions set off a national response and may have saved millions of dollars in mitigation fees for taxpayers across the United States.

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PIJAC Issues Guidance on Handling Moss Ball Products

PIJAC Issues Guidance on Handling Moss Ball Products

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Commission has released guidance on how to handle Moss Ball Products suspected of harboring zebra mussels. If you suspect that you are in possession of a mussel-infested product and would like to dispose of it, please follow their recommendations or that of your state’s Fish and Game department, View their guidance here.

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March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the Don’t Let it Loose community! We would like to express our immense gratitude for partnering with us in preventing the spread of invasive species. Our aim is to keep you up-to-date with the Don’t Let It Loose program and in the world of invasive species.

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Calling All Pet Stores to Unite on Don’t Let it Loose

Calling All Pet Stores to Unite on Don’t Let it Loose

A recent discovery of a widely distributed aquarium pet product harboring invasive zebra mussels has highlighted the importance of responsible pet ownership to prevent the spread of invasive species. The mussel-contaminated aquarium moss ball product was found in multiple pet stores nationwide…

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