Pledge to Protect Minnesota Waters

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I will always take these required steps to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS):

I Pledge to Protect Minnesota Waters

  • Clean my boat and gear to remove plants and prohibited invasive species.
  • Drain all water and leave plugs out during transport.
  • Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash.
  • Never release bait, plants or aquarium pets into Minnesota waters.
  • Dry docks, lifts and rafts for 21 days before moving them from one water body to another.

I will take these additional steps to reduce the risk of spreading AIS whenever possible:

I Pledge to Protect Minnesota Waters

  • Decontaminate my equipment – find free stations at
  • Spray my equipment with high-pressure water or rinse it with very hot water
    (120 degrees for at least two minutes or 140 degrees for at least 10 seconds).
  • Dry my boat and gear for five days before using in another water body.
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The information you provide will only be used on this website. In the next few business days it will be posted along with other Minnesota residents and visitors that have made a commitment to protecting lakes, rivers and wetlands from aquatic invasive species.

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