Keeping our Waters Clean and Sustainable

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are a national problem.

More than 40 percent of threatened or endangered species are at a greater risk due to AIS. The damage caused by invasive fish is estimated to cost the U.S. $5.4 billion each year.

Invasive quagga and zebra mussels alone cost the U.S. $1 billion annually, and despite the billion dollar price tag, the federal government only spends approximately $260 million each year to combat AIS.