Invasive Species Council holds survey

Boaters take action to stop the spread of invasive species in lakes and rivers

Invasive Species Council of BC

British Columbia – Boaters around the province are being asked to participate in an on-line survey conducted by the Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC). It is part of the provincial Clean, Drain, Dry initiative that rolled out earlier this spring.

The two-year Clean, Drain, Dry program is designed to help stop the introduction and spread of invasive species in B.C. In year one, the Council is hoping to improve future programming by learning more about boater’s attitudes and behaviors. Accordingly, the on-line boat-use survey is a tool to obtain this information. All boaters are encouraged to fill out and submit the survey. Participating boaters will be entered into a draw to win a prize.

“We want to encourage as many people who own a boat and enjoy recreating on our lakes in British Columbia to take the survey so we can get a real accurate picture on boater behavior.” explains Gail Wallin, executive director of the Invasive Species Council of BC. “Any one who submits the survey (on-line or in person) will have a chance to win an iPad.”

The primary focus of Clean, Drain, Dry is to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species into B.C.’s lakes and rivers by changing boater behavior so that they will clean, drain and dry their boat prior to launching into different body of water. Working in partnership with regional invasive species committees across the province, the Invasive Species Council of BC launched Clean, Drain, and Dry in 12 locations across British Columbia.

 

The boat-use survey can be completed on line at: www.bcinvasives.ca/special-events/take-the-boat-use-survey-for-a-chance-to-win-an-ipad – just click on the survey link.

 

 

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