Water Based Sports Have New Tools to Fight Invasives

Posted Friday June 19, 2020 by wf_admin

White Bear Lake, MNWhite Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever is proud to announce the release of the new Clean In – Clean Out Roadside Station™. This waterless cleaning station empowers watercraft users with self-service hand tools to properly Clean, Drain, and Dry boats, trailers and equipment. Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ signage prompts users to follow the scientifically supported best management practices to prevent the spread of invasive species.
 
Lack of tools is one of the most commonly reported reasons that the public fails to properly clean and drain their boats and equipment. Clean In – Clean Out Roadside Station units provide tools to users 24/7 without the need for a staff-person or inspector. This unit offers a sturdy grabber tool to assist boaters remove weeds from boats and trailers, a wrench to help unscrew tricky drain plugs, and a boot brush to remove muck from boots and waders.  Tools such as a boat brush, Aqua Weed Stick, and boot pick are also available to tailor your station.  Stationary and mobile units are available.
 
“The Clean In – Clean Out Roadside Station is a great opportunity for organizations such as lake associations, counties, state agencies, and federal resource managers to provide the tools necessary to stop invasive species. Stations can be placed at boat launches, mobile units can be moved to high traffic locations in accordance with local events, fishing tournaments, and boat shows,” said Dane Huinker, Conservation Programs Manager at Wildlife Forever.
 
Ed Rudberg, CEO of CD3 said “This new station is the perfect complement to our CD3 cleaning stations. It allows for a lower cost option for lakes associations and can provide a great opportunity for boat owners to clean before launching.”
 
Learn more about invasive species and resources to help prevent the spread, visit www.CleanDrainDry.org. Products, signage and cleaning stations can all be viewed in the newly updated Clean Drain Dry Product Catalog.
 
About the Clean Drain Dry Initiative™: The Clean Drain Dry Initiative is the national campaign to educate outdoor recreational users on how to prevent the spread of invasive species. Strategic communications, marketing, outreach and educational services provide access to consistent messaging, and resources for local communities to implementing prevention programs. To learn about services, contact Dane Huinker at DHuinker@Wildlifeforever.org or visit www.CleanDrainDry.org.
 
About Wildlife Forever: Our mission is to conserve America’s fish and wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and management of fish and wildlife. Wildlife Forever is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to investing resources on the ground. Recent audits reveal that 94% of every dollar supports our award-winning conservation programs. Please, Join Today and learn more about the State-Fish Art Contest®, Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ and Prairie City USA® at  www.WildlifeForever.org