by Indiana DNR

As summer approaches and boaters prepare to get on the water, the Indiana Department of Natural Resource reminds you to: “Clean. Drain. Dry.”

Cleaning, draining and drying your boat helps prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS).

AIS are non-native aquatic animals, plants, microorganisms and pathogens that can hurt native aquatic plants and wildlife, harming the environment, human health and businesses. They arrive in a variety of ways, including on trailers, on boat hulls and motors, on fishing gear and through the pet trade.

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