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Remember to clean, drain and dry this boating season

From reports

As the weather warms and more people get out on the boats this spring, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources reminds boaters to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species by cleaning, draining and drying their watercraft when they are finished on the water.

  • Clean when leaving the water, clean all equipment that touched the water. This includes watercraft hulls, trailers, shoes, waders, life vests, engines and other gear. Remove all visible plants, algae, animals and mud.
  • Drain accumulated water from watercraft or gear, including live wells and transom wells, before leaving the ramp or public access point.
  • Dry once home, let all gear dry for at least five days before using it in a different water body.


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