Be a Green Boater

Be a Green Boater!

Enjoy your favorite summer hobby without damaging Minnesota’s waters.

  • Prevent plants from hitchhiking:  Learn how you can prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species on your boat and/or trailer to save our waters’ natural ecosystems.
  • Whenever possible use environmentally friendly products on your boat. Be aware however that even these products can be harmful and concentrations should minimized. Select non-toxic, phosphate-free cleaners. Baking soda is an excellent non-toxic all-purpose cleaner.
  • Take it slow. Proceed slowly in shallow areas to avoid disrupting the environment. Stirring up sediment affects the natural life cycle of plants and animals.
  • Watch your wake. Boat wakes erode shorelines and damage habitat.
  • Pour gasoline carefully and store it in a cool, dry place.
  • Don’t let anything fall into the water unintentionally. Recycle and dispose of all litter after boating.
  • Limit engine idling as much as possible.

·         Be safe and have fun!

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