Cleaning stations help ANS Fight

In a continuing effort to stop the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species, particularly zebra mussels, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department installed a boat cleaning station near the Red River in Grand Forks and at Lake Ashtabula and Lake Metigoshe.

The self-serve, waterless CD3 units are free and open to the public and include a high-powered air hose, broom, wet/dry vac, a tool for removing vegetation from underneath boat trailers and flood lights to illuminate the cleaning process in low light.

Lake Ashtabula and the Red River are popular recreational destinations that have zebra mussels. Holen said the CD3 units are designed to minimize the chances of the larval-stage and adult exotic mussels from hitching a ride out of the Red River to waters elsewhere.


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