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

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

  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