what is a release zero retailer?
Release Zero Retailers help consumers prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. They provide educational materials on Illinois’ invasive species regulations, non-invasive pet and plant alternatives to known or potential invasive species, and handling and disposal recommendation for plants, animals and water. Some have also agreed to be a part of our re-home network.
Below you will find a list of Release Zero Retailers that are participating in this program.
This list is not an endorsement of any organization, and does not guarantee they will have the stated information at the time of your visit or will be able to accept your pet. However, we want to acknowledge their efforts to Be A Hero and Fight the Spread of Aquatic Invaders.
Take the training!
We are offering a free, online training meant for aquarium store retailers to complete as part of the Release Zero Retailers program. It will familiarize you with aquatic invasive species in your trade, and provide you with resources to help both you and your customers prevent their spread. Follow the instructions below to start today!