Recreational Boating AIS Prevention Programs

Outreach: Michigan


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Implementation of a state/province-wide outreach campaign

Michigan uses Clean, Drain, Dry messaging, Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!, as well as Clean Boats, Clean Waters

Consistency of messaging with best management practices

A variety of materials are used in MI with this messaging including boating access site signage, rack cards, key floats, towels, etc.

Ongoing, “passive” outreach resources for boaters

Signage is posted at almost all State of Michigan access sites and many other sites as well.

Temporary, targeted outreach to boaters

Michigan participates in the annual AIS Landing Blitz as well as other programs such as the EGLE/MSU mobile boat wash program.

Outreach to associated audiences and industries

Other groups often receive signs, rack cards, and messaging.