YOU CAN PREVENT THE SPREAD OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES!

Our lakes and rivers provide enjoyment and recreation to many people. Here's how you can help protect the environment by preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species no matter what your favorite outdoor hobby!

GENERAL BOATING/FISHING
  • Inspect boats/kayaks/canoes, trailers and equipment.

  • Remove all attached aquatic plants, animals and mud

  • Drain all water from boats, vehicles, motors and equipment

  • Never move plants or live fish away from any body of water.

  • Know the laws of using live bait. Click here to read more on this.  

Boat Checkpoints
Boat Checkpoints

EWM on trailer
EWM on trailer

Kayak washing
Kayak washing

Boat Checkpoints
Boat Checkpoints

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WATER GARDNERS
  • Build your water garden away from waterways and flood-prone areas.

  • Rinse plants before planting to remove animals, eggs and other plants or plant parts.

  • Weed out uninvited plants.

  • Seal unwanted plants in a plastic bag and place them in the trash. If possible, freeze the bag before disposal.

  • Never release plants or animals into waterways!

  • For more information visit: http://takeaim.org/

Water Garden
Water Garden

Water Garden Container
Water Garden Container

Water Garden
Water Garden

Water Garden
Water Garden

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TRAPPING
  • See General boating.

  • Remove aquatic plants, animals and mud from traps, trap stakes, tools and other equipment.

  • Remove all mud, seeds and aquatic plant material from footwear.

  • Protect Our Furbearer Habitat is a handy brochure which discusses ways to prevent the spread of invasive species while on the trapline.

Quality wildlife habitat!
Quality wildlife habitat!

Enjoy the outdoors!
Enjoy the outdoors!

Clean equipment.
Clean equipment.

Quality wildlife habitat!
Quality wildlife habitat!

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WATERFOWL HUNTERS
  • See General boating.

  • Remove aquatic plants, animals and mud from decoy anchors, decoy bags and other equipment.

  • Drain all water from decoys and equipment.

  • Remove all aquatic plants and mud from dog vest and fur.

  • Remove all mud, seeds and aquatic plant material from footwear.

  • Wisconsin Waterfowl Association discusses AIS prevention, Click Here.

  • Learn more about specific waterfowl hunting equipment and how to prevent the spread of AIS Click Here.

Help spread the message.
Help spread the message.

Blind Materials can spread AIS.
Blind Materials can spread AIS.

Clean off equipment.
Clean off equipment.

Help spread the message.
Help spread the message.

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