UW-Extension Lakes

Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Watercraft Inspection






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With the growing concern over the spread of aquatic invasive​ species to Wisconsin’s inland lakes, many lake association members and other concerned citizens are looking for ways to get involved.  The Clean Boats, Clean Waters watercraft inspection program is an opportunity to take a front line defense against the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Through the Clean Boats, Clean Waters program, inspectors are trained to organize and conduct a boater education program in their community. Adults and youth teams educate boaters on how and where invasive species are most likely to hitch a ride into water bodies. Inspectors perform boat and trailer checks for invasive specie​s, distribute informational brochures and collect and report any new water body infestations. 

 

 


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For more information contact
Erin McFarlane, Aquatic Invasive Species Volunteer Coordinator
(715) 346-4978 or erin.mcfarlane@uwsp.edu​
 
Or go to
 
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources site
at http://dnr.wi.gov/la​kes/CBCW/​ (exit UWEX Lakes)​​​​​​
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