Boat Cleaning Procedures

  • You can prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species using this checklist every time your exit a waterbody:

    • Inspect all watercraft and equipment.
    • Clean any visible mud, plants, fish or animals from watercraft and equipment.
    • Drain all water, including from lower outboard unit, ballast, live-well, buckets, etc.
    • Dry all areas.
    • Dispose of debris and live bait in trash.

    Calculate your dry time

    Cleaning Guide Book

    California’s Quagga/Zebra Mussel Task Force developed a boat cleaning guide book for use by recreational boaters. The information contains general guidelines for all boaters and a basic checklist for inspecting and cleaning boats and recreational equipment for quagga/zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species. There are also additional inspection and cleaning checklists for specific types of boats and equipment.