Money Available To Stop Invasives

The DNR is accepting Clean Boats, Clean Waters grant applications to prevent aquatic invasive species statewide. 

To apply, new grant applicants must contact the DNR via email at [email protected] by Sept. 2. The deadline to submit final applications is Nov. 1.

There is $4,000 available in state grants to eligible applicants that have 200 hours of watercraft inspection completed at a boat landing or a pair of landings. An organization is eligible to receive as much as $24,000 each year. The grant term is Feb. 15 to Dec. 15, 2021.

Grants are used to train and equip watercraft inspectors who help perform boat and trailer checks, provide informational materials, and educate boaters on how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, such as zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil.

Since 2013, more than $5.1 million in grants has been awarded to local municipalities, lake associations and other eligible entities.