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NFC: RE: RE: buyer for exotics

> Maybe we ought to be trying to get the organizers of these
> kinds of events to see that removing exotic fauna is also a
> legitimate part of a cleanup effort, and try to have them try
> to formally address that too.  (Of course, everyone
> recognizes that an automobile tire doesn't belong in the
> river bed .... but you can't expect them to correctly ID and
> recognize a juvenile tilapia as biological trash.)

It's been years since I was a boy scout...okay, decades..., but we always
did all kinds of clean up activities. Is there a badge that focuses on
native fishes? It seems to me that such a badge could incorporate removal of

Out of curiosity, I just checked (and answered my own question). There's a
badge on Fish & Wildlife Management
(http://www.usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/mb051.html). Among the options,
there's: "List the wildlife species in your state that are classified as
endangered, threatened, exotic, game species, furbearers, or migratory game
birds." I think that's as close it gets to the goal of removing exotics.