Prevent Contamination: Clean Your Boat & OHVs
By Midwest Traction on August 25, 2017
Tips & Advice
Freshwater mussels in large bodies of water can attach themselves to boats, which are then transferred to rivers and smaller lakes. If they reproduce, they do considerable damage to the ecosystem.
Contamination from boats is not uncommon, but ATV tires and motorcycle tires contaminate the ecosystem, too. Riding from an area with invasive vegetation to another without transfers seedlings and pollen that can crowd out plants vital to maintaining a healthy environmental balance.