New Boater Survey Promotes Free Rapala Giveaway

May 22nd, 2024
Zach Burnside – Invasive Species Program Manager

White Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever is calling all boaters who trailer their craft, to help with a survey on invasive species. Participants can win a Rapala Lure Giveaway where feedback from the survey will help inform state and federal agencies on how to better engage boaters and anglers with effective prevention strategies.

“Engaging boaters is our best defense against the spread of invasive species. Unfortunately, state laws often differ, making it difficult to comply when traveling across state lines,” said Zach Burnside, Invasive Species Manager for Clean Drain Dry Initiative. “This quick survey will help shed light on how to better to educate and inform people on best practices and laws.”

The boater survey supports the new Expect to Inspect national mapping tool which identifies inspection and decontamination stations along with all 50 state aquatic invasive species laws.  

To take the survey and enter to win the Rapala Giveaway, click here.

The Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ is a state and national public awareness campaign to educate outdoor recreational users on how to prevent the spread of invasive species. Access based solutions such as watercraft cleaning equipment, modern signage, and coordinated messaging, focuses on strategic content, marketing communications, and outreach & educational tools.

To learn how your organization can participate in the national public service campaign,

contact:  Zach Burnside,