Local

MN Opens ‘Clean-And-Drain’ Areas At Boat Launches

View Comments
(credit: Minnesota DNR)

(credit: Minnesota DNR)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Boy Seeking To Bring Sleigh Of Toys To Children's Hospital
  2. 4 Things To Know For Dec. 18, 2014
  3. Mpls. Office Workers Battle For Best Holiday Cubicle
  4. New Rules Require Calorie Counts On Alcoholic Drinks
  5. Citrus Bowl Excitement Causes Flight Shortages

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — To help boaters prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, Minnesota is adding more than 200 “clean-and-drain” areas at boat launches this summer.

The Department of Natural Resources hopes the special areas will serve as reminders to boaters to clean and drain their boats properly by providing safe and convenient places to do this.

DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr says everyone who has a boat on a trailer has the personal responsibility to prevent the spread of invasive species, and these clean-and-drain areas will make that easier.

One aim is to put an end to the ugly piles of discarded seaweed and bait that are sometimes left behind on ramps or in parking areas because there weren’t any designated places for disposing of these materials after they were removed from boats.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,375 other followers