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Protect Your Pond or Water Garden
DNR invasive species education staff created an outreach document targeted at best management practices for pond owners. With technical assistance from DNR Science Services, this brochure was then sent to 15,000 Wisconsin landowners with ponds on their property to highlight responsible pond ownership and increase awareness of invasive species regulations. Pond owners aware of the NR40 regulations are less likely to purchase illegal plants from stores selling them, and more likely to report an invasive species, helping in both prevention and early detection of invasive species. This is the first outreach effort of its kind in the state.