After boating, before you leave the launch:

Drain water from boat, bilge, bladder tanks, livewell, and bait containers.

Drain all water from your boat before leaving the launch area. photo courtesy NYSDEC.

Not all hitchhikers are as visible as a prop covered in adult zebra mussels.  Some adult or juvenile stage AIS are so small they can’t be seen without magnification!  Invasive viruses, zooplankton, and recently hatched zebra mussels and Asian clams can be transported in just a tiny drop of water.  

More specific Cleaning Info by User Type/ Vessel Type

Scuba Divers: Drain water from BCD, regulator, tank boot, boat and trailer.

Sea Planes:Water take-off: Pump water from floats before take-off.