Boaters can clean, drain, dry to stop mussels from spreading

Boaters are key to preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding watercraft users to be aware of the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) laws and regulations and to Clean, Drain, Dry their boats after being in the water.

“Boaters help keep these invasive mussels and plants out of Wyoming waters by stopping at check stations and practicing Clean, Drain, Dry procedures on their watercraft. That means cleaning the watercraft of mud and plants, draining any standing water, and drying the boat before transport,” said Beth Bear, aquatic invasive species program coordinator.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story.   “Inspections are easy and fast,” said Bear. “Those few minutes at a check station directly impact the health of the waters we all enjoy by helping to keep them AIS free.”

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