Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention & Monitoring- Association Tools

Thank you for your interest in the FOCA Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention & Monitoring Program!

All the resources you will need are here, online.

MegaphoneYour Association’s involvement will help in the identification, reporting and prevention of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in your waterbody and the information that you gather will help manage AIS across North America.

Find it. Report it. Monitor it. Prevent the Spread.

The FOCA AIS Prevention & Monitoring program promotes education and awareness of AIS and facilitates early detection, monitoring, prevention and reporting. This toolkit will provide Cottage Associations with the tools you need to educate volunteers and the general public on AIS identification, prevention techniques and reporting including, directions for program delivery, tools to assist with detection, educational resources and communication materials.

How to get started:

Step 1 – Review the Association Instruction Guide (PDF, 4 pages) to learn how your association can take part

Step 2 – Complete the Association Involvement Form and return by email to

BUTTON AIS Resources for Volunteers 500by200Step 3 – Send your volunteers to the online Volunteer Resource Guide where they will find volunteer instructions, species identification sheets, and survey and reporting directions

Step 4 – Start using the outreach materials (below) to educate your members and the general public about AIS!

Association Outreach Materials:


Provide your feedback to FOCA by completing an online survey (coming, Fall 2015)

Additional Resources:

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