Volunteers can play a crucial role in protecting Michigan’s lakes and stream from aquatic invasive species. Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteers educate boaters about invasive species at boat launches by demonstrating inspection protocols and removing potential invaders. Learn more about volunteering on the Michigan Lakes and Streams Association Clean Boats, Clean Waters website.
Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species is easy
- CLEAN boats, trailers and equipment.
- DRAIN live wells, bilges, ballast tanks, and all water by pulling drain plugs.
- DRY boats and equipment.
- DISPOSE of unwanted bait in the trash.
Learn how to identify and report aquatic invasive species through the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network.
Aquatic Invasive Species News from MSU Extension
Published on June 24, 2020
Organizations across the Great Lakes have teamed up to remind boaters and anglers to clean, drain, and dry their equipment.
Published on March 20, 2019
New boating and fishing laws will help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species and make boat inspection for volunteers easier at boat launch sites.
Published on December 6, 2018
Late fall brings many complaints of weeds in ponds, but cold temperatures kill most for the winter.