Kids Poster Challenge Helps Spread the Word About Aquatic Invasive Species
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is asking kids to help repel an invasion — of aquatic invasive species, like zebra and quagga mussels, and Asian carp.
All three threaten the natural harmony of South Dakota lakes and rivers by clogging up our waterways and hogging the food supply, starving out native species. They can even cause hazards to humans, when sharp shells render swimming beaches unusable or high-jumping carp collide with boaters and skiers.
GF&P is asking kids to create a poster featuring any or all of these invaders, and tips on how to keep them out of South Dakota waters. Contest winners will be chosen from two age groups — 9 and under, and 10-14.
Winners from each age category will receive a Cabela’s prize package including a rod and reel, tacklebox, hat and life jacket.
The two winning posters will be featured in a future South Dakota Conservation Digest, on the GF&P Facebook page and on sdleastwanted.com. Five other winners from each category will receive a GF&P angler start-up kit with a bobber and fishing weights.
Check out the Poster Challenge website for the full scoop on how to enter.