(ERIE, PA) – Pennsylvania Sea Grant announces the availability of a new resource, “Aquatic Invaders in Pennsylvania,” Powerpoint slide decks, available at no cost.

Topics include the characteristics of aquatic invasive species (AIS), potential impacts, how they spread, and management and prevention techniques.These resources are available to teachers, resource managers, and other individuals or organizations that may be dealing with AIS in a professional capacity.

Aquatic invasive species are non-native plants, animals, or pathogens that cause harm to the environment, the economy, and human or animal health. Preventing their spread is important because once introduced, these species disrupt ecosystems, reduce biodiversity, and cost communities huge amounts of time, money, resources, and lost revenue.

These new tools are the latest in a series of educational and training programs, webinars, and print and online items intended to help expand understanding of AIS and the implications to Pennsylvania’s waters and other, native species. 

To learn more about these and other resources available through Pennsylvania Sea Grant, contact Sara Stahlman, Extension Leader at or 814.217.9011, ext. 109. For more information and additional AIS resources, visit


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