AIS Prevention Program Assistance

What can you do to assist?

  • Remove any tarps and straps prior to entering the inspection site
  • At the inspection site, turn off the vehicle, set the parking brake, get out of the vehicle, and assist with the inspection
  • Make sure the bilge plug is removed and available to be replaced at the end of the inspection
  • Open all compartment hatches including but not limited to: live/bait wells, bilge areas, anchor compartments, equipment compartments and any other compartments that hold items that have come into contact with the water body
  • Have the battery switch turned on so that the engine can be lowered or pumps can be activated
  • Have the anchor and ropes out of their compartment for inspection

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Clean Drain Dry
  • CLEAN and remove all visible plants, animals, fish, and mud from your boat, trailer, or other equipment and dispose of in a suitable trash container or on dry land
  • DRAIN water from your bilge, live wells, ballast tanks, and any other locations with water before leaving the launch
  • DRY your boat, trailer, and all equipment completely
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