Aquatic invasive species are non-native plants and animals that can harm our waterways. Aquatic invaders crowd out native species and can negatively impact water quality, and they can interfere with boating, swimming, and fishing. But a few simple steps can prevent aquatic invaders from taking over:
Remove plants, animals, and mud from all equipment.
Drain all water from your boat and gear.
Dry everything thoroughly with a towel.
These three steps can keep invasive species from spreading to new waterways, protecting the outdoor areas that millions of Illinois residents enjoy throughout the year.
Remove, drain, dry. Every time.
In the fight against invasive species, Be a Hero - Transport Zero.
The Be a Hero-Transport Zero™ campaign is made possible through a partnership with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Funding is provided by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
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