The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has a number of citizen science programs, including one for monitoring invasive species. Through their Aquatic Invasive Species Program, CDFW aims to:

  • Prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species
  • Conduct research on aquatic invasive species
  • Assist lakes with grant applications to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species
  • Plant and promote drought resistant and native plant species
  • Participate in outreach events to spread awareness on aquatic invasive species
  • Discourage the feeding and relocating of wildlife
  • Discourage the releasing of pets into the wild
  • Learn more about invasive species, their impact in your community and our state, and how you can help.