Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Trailer Education Audio Transcript

Chapter 7 - Authorized Watercraft Inspections

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Inspections

[Keegan:] "Participating in a watercraft inspection is legally required for anyone trailering watercraft in Minnesota.

Participating in a watercraft inspection is legally required for anyone trailering watercraft in Minnesota. Watercraft Inspectors are people like you and I that care about our water resources. Be sure to listen to inspectors whenever you’re approached—you can learn something from the inspector that will help keep our waters safe from AIS.

Most inspections are quick and can be completed in less than three minutes, unless decontamination is needed.

If decontamination of your watercraft or equipment is needed, the inspector will explain your options."

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Inspections

[Kylie:] "It is important for everyone to take responsibility and inspect their boats and equipment.  It’s simple: clean, drain, dry, everywhere, everytime.

It will also help to share what you’ve learned about cleaning your boat and equipment with others. And, if you ever see anyone doing anything that may spread AIS, either talk to them about it or contact a DNR Conservation Officer."