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Manistee County fights aquatic invasive species

Manistee County Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Efforts

Manistee County’s aquatic invasive species program is designed to educate boaters about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Did you know? Boaters can unknowingly transfer invasive species to new waters when they don’t clean boats, trailers, and other recreation equipment. Aquatic invasive species disrupt lake ecosystems by crowding out native species and interfere with boating, fishing or other recreation. Aquatic invasive species include zebra muscles, Asian carp, etc. 

To assist in the education efforts, Manistee County has a mobile boat power washing unit that is being used to host events at local boat launches each weekend in the summer. These boat washing events are organized by the program coordinator, Jennifer Scholl. Boaters will be offered a free boat wash to remove any potential invasive species and learn simple steps to help prevent the spread in aquatic invasive species by: cleaning, draining, drying boats, trailers and equipment.

Assist our efforst to stop the Spread of Aquatic Invasive species!
To volunteer, ask questions, or learn more please contact Jennifer at or 231-398-3576.

Pictured: Mobile boat wash station from Manistee County

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