The invasive species curve shows that for every dollar spent on prevention, there is an economic multiplier of 100. This economic multiplier stems from cost savings due to the huge negative economic impact post invasion. These economic impacts can be seen in the form of water quality, infrastructure, loss of recreation, fisheries decline, etc. Watch the great video below from The Biosecurity Council of Western Australia to learn more.
The Canadian Council on Invasive Species conducted a survey to determine why boaters do not always clean, drain, and dry their boats. They, found that, “When asked what might prevent people from performing the “Clean” actions, people most often said lack of availability of equipment and a place to do it.” For more information on the survey and its results please go here.