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Be A Hero – Release Zero Aquatic Pet Take-back! (IL)

September 9, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Releasing aquarium and water garden pets can hurt them and the environment.
​Bring them to us instead!
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant will be hosting three aquatic pet “take-back” events in Chicagoland this summer and fall. At these events, pet owners can turn in aquatic pets that they’re no longer able to care for to the Aquarium Fish Sanctuary.
Please note that at this time, only fish and aquatic invertebrates will be accepted. Invertebrates include animals such as crayfish and snails.
Space is limited! Email us to reserve space for your pet at
​There will be no penalties for turning in regulated species.

We welcome partners who would like to have educational exhibits about nature, invasive species and the Great Lakes at these events. Contact us for details about how you or your organization can participate.


September 9, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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