Invasive species are often imported by watercraft.
27 March – 2 April is Invasive Species Week. It’s your chance to get involved and protect your club waters from invasive aquatic species by taking advantage of free signs and materials!
Invasive aquatic species block up waterways, make navigation and paddling difficult and can damage boat engines and props. Many can be spread from tiny fragments, and survive out of water for over two weeks in damp conditions.
Everyone can help to prevent their spread by following the Check Clean Dry routine. Put up a sign to remind fellow boaters and share a photo on social media under #InvasivesWeek to promote your club!
More at the RYA: HERE