10/9/12

Aquarium owners and water gardeners needed for focus group Tuesday, October 16


Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and North Carolina State University are holding another focus group next Tuesday, October 16, in Belleville, IL, and are looking for you to join in and share your opinion. 

As a part of our work educating people about aquatic invasive species, we are hoping to share information with and learn from aquarium owners and water gardeners.

From the press release: 
“Protecting Illinois’ natural areas and waterbodies requires your help. Now is your chance to voice your opinion and help shape statewide education and outreach efforts to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS).

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) are conducting a focus group in Belleville on Tuesday, October 16 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. at the Nichols Community Center, 515 East D Street. The goals of this discussion are to learn what you think about practices to reduce the spread of AIS and to help design future campaigns that speak to the people of Illinois.

‘AIS can easily be released into the environment by aquarium and water garden hobbyists.  As we try to address that, it’s important to incorporate input from people who can also play a role in preventing the spread,’ said Greg Hitzroth, IISG AIS specialist.

To register, please contact Erin Seekamp by phone at (919) 513-7407 or email at erin_seekamp@ncsu.edu.”
View our post about previous focus groups here, or contact Erin for more information.

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