Clean Boats, Clean Waters reminds boaters to clean, drain and dry their equipment to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species

Clean Boats, Clean Waters provides tools such as educational materials, mobile boat washing units, mini grants and resources to organizations big and small to conduct boater outreach. Clean Boats, Clean Waters is a joint effort between Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and is currently funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.




Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species is easy

  1. CLEAN boats, trailers and equipment.
  2. DRAIN live wells, bilges, ballast tanks, and all water by pulling drain plugs.
  3. DRY boats and equipment.
  4. 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