Bob Wakeman is the aquatic invasive species coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Bob works to coordinate education and outreach, monitoring, grants, research and control activities with many other state partners. Bob is a strong proponent of partnerships in managing environmental issues. Without assistance from the public, local governments, consultants and environmental organizations, the protection of our state’s water resources from aquatic invasive species will be nearly impossible. Awareness is critical, and Bob looks for opportunities to provide information on aquatic invasive species to a wide spectrum of audiences.