Recreational activities such as recreational boating, angling, waterfowl hunting, and diving may spread aquatic invasive species. Some aquatic invasive species can attach to boats, while others can become tangled on propellers, anchor lines, or boat trailers.  Many species can survive in bilge water, ballast tanks, and motors or may hide in dirt or sand that clings to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. Fortunately, completing simple steps can prevent the transport of aquatic invasive species. Remember to Clean, Drain, Dry… In every waterbody, every time


and remove mud, plants, and acquatic life


boat and gear by washing, draining and drying


water from bilge, live wells, and ballast tanks prior to leaving water body


for at least 5 days