You can help Protect Your Waters. One of the most effective ways we can all help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species is by following proper procedures for cleaning, draining, and drying watercraft and equipment every time you leave the water. Want to see the simple steps for yourself? Check out the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Facebook Live videos on clean, drain, dry – Part 1 and Part 2.
New York’s boat stewards are here to help you out too. You’ll find them staffing launches and boat washing stations across the state. If you’re near a boat washing station, they offer a free and convenient way to make sure your watercraft is free of invasive species.
Aquatic invasive species can prevent us from enjoying our lakes and rivers and can even harm native fish populations. This summer and always, help us make sure they don’t stand a chance in New York. Can we count on you to Clean, Drain, and Dry every time? Learn more about aquatic invasive species.
Courtesy of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation