Dane County has actively participated since 2010 in the statewide Clean Boats, Clean Waters program to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Our inspectors work at several boat landings in the county, talking with boaters about the aquatic invasives prevention steps: 1) inspect boats, 2) remove plants, 3) drain all water from boat and equipment, and 4) never move plants or live fish away from a waterbody.
Look for Dane County's Aquatic Invasives Removal Stations, with tools to help you reach plants under your boats and trailers. Visit this Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources page for more about state invasive species requirements. Check out these statewide Clean Boats, Clean Waters training videos.
Data collected from Dane County is available on the DNR website.
Khadijah was an intern at our office in 2019 and returned to work as the Clean Boats, Clean Waters Aquatic Invasive Species Inspector in 2020. She worked at Fish Camp and William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park boat launches and Olbrich and Marshall city park launches. She is currently in the Architectural Technology program at Madison College and hopes to complete her degree at UW Milwaukee.
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