Aquarium Club of Lancaster County, Inc

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Since December 1, 2010 the Aquarium Club of Lancaster County has participated in the C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program.  This is a very exciting program and we are proud to be a participant. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program is designed to be easy and enjoyable!  The purpose of C.A.R.E.S. is to encourage hobbyists to devote tank space to one or more species at risk, offering that species a future of hope.

Recognition of ACLC C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program Members is made through regular publication in ACLC “Tank Tales” and on the website. An ACLC C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program Certificate of Recognition is awarded annually for each species registered and accepted into C.A.R.E.S. within that year. 

Four colored seals;  gold, green, blue, and red  are presented annually to be added to the ACLC C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program Certificate of Recognition for further recognition of ultimate achievements.

 A gold seal is awarded for the achievement of clearing at least one tank  and  saving a fish through your dedication to, and membership in, the ACLC C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program.  The gold seal is automatically awarded with receipt of the ACLC C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program Certificate of Recognition.

A green seal is awarded for compiling the notes that you have entered into your C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program Species Journal and sharing the knowledge that you have gained regarding your C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program Species-at-Risk through the submission of an article to ACLC “Tank Tales”, and the subsequent publication of that article. 

A blue seal is awarded for sharing fry of your registered C.A.R.E.S.       Preservation Program Species-at-Risk with a member of your society, and having those fry be registered into your society’s C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program, or for donating fry of your registered C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program Species-at-Risk to the ACLC BAP program.

A red seal is awarded for sharing fry of your registered C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program Species-at-Risk with a hobbyist or school from another society or educational organization who has instituted the C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program and having those fry be registered into that organization's C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program.

For each succeeding year that you continue to maintain a species enrolled in the ACLC C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program, a small red longevity seal is added, forming a line across your C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program Certificate of Recognition. 

A certificate with four colored seals, gold, green, blue, and red, and a solid row of small red longevity seals is the ultimate level of C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program Membership Achievement per C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program Species.

All eligible fry of registered ACLC CARES species will be awarded  additional points in the ACLC Breeders Award Program (BAP) if all other qualifications for BAP Points are met.

The ACLC C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program “Member of the Year Award” is presented annually.  This achievement is awarded to a member of the program who excels in overall outstanding care for the future of our at risk fish, openly shares knowledge with other hobbyists, and altruistically assists fellow hobbyists in their ACLC C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program endeavors.

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