Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Vilas County volunteers participating in the 2011 Landing Blitz
You may have noticed Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteers checking boats at a local
boat landing, or maybe you are a volunteer or are interested in learning more. Clean
Boats, Clean Waters includes teams of volunteers, as well as some paid staff from
the DNR, Sea Grant and other organizations. Boat inspectors help perform boat and
trailer checks, disseminate informational brochures and educate boaters on how to
prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
The University of Wisconsin Extension (UWEX) conducts trainings for new boat inspectors
and coordinates the volunteer efforts. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
(DNR) maintains a statewide database, which contains tallies of information tracked
Be sure to visit the UWEX
Web Site [exit DNR] for the handbook, forms,
publications, schedule of workshops, and general information about Clean Boats,
Clean Boats Clean Waters Grants Just Got Easier!
If you are an eligible grant sponsor looking for grant funding to help finance a
basic Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program, we have developed a simplified
process for you. For more information:
- Fact Sheet
- Clean Boats Clean Waters Grants
Blog Entry - Granting Assistance with Aquatic Invasive Species Problems (December
- Application Form
- Clean Boats Clean Waters Project Funding Request & Agreement (Form 8700-337)
watercraft inspected in 2013.
boaters contacted in 2013.
96% of boaters aware of invasive species
96% of boaters inspect & remove
89% of boaters dispose of bait
97% of boaters drain boat/equipment
95% of boaters drain fish/livewell