-Clean Boats Clean water-
What is Clean Boats clean water?
The Clean Boats Clean Waters program incorporates one of our General Mission Goals to take collaborative actions to improve Eagle Lake and its watershed by running a Watercraft Inspections Program during the summer months to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into our lake. This program is run jointly by the Eagle Lake Management District and Eagle Lake Improvement Association.
Paid staff education boaters on how and where invasive species are most likely to hitch a ride into water bodies. They perform boat and trailer checks, survey boaters regarding their boating habits and knowledge of AIS, distribute informational brochures, collect and report suspect specimens and enter collected data into a state-wide Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) database.
While we already have some challenges with weed, this program has to date prevented other species from entering our lake.