Boat Cleaning Stations


Just wanted to let you know of some good news. The MN DNR has just authorized the use of CD3 waterless boat cleaning stations for use on public boat access sites. Until now CD3 was limited to county or private sites.

Said the DNR announcement, “The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) supports strategies that may work to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, such as allowing local government units (LGU) to provide watercraft cleaning stations at DNR-administered public water accesses.

LGUs that desire to place watercraft cleaning stations at DNR-administered public water access sites must apply for DNR approval. The DNR will determine if the installation of a watercraft cleaning station is feasible and appropriate for the site. If the project is approved by DNR, the LGU and DNR will enter into a Lease Agreement that details the terms and conditions for the project. Interested lake and river associations must partner with a local government to accomplish this work.”

Until now CD3 boat cleaning stations were only available for purchase. This year, however, CD3 can offer boat cleaning stations for lease, significantly lowering the entry cost.

To see the permit requirements for putting a boat cleaning station on a public boat launch near you, CLICK HERE.

Thank you for all you do to protect, enhance and restore Minnesota’s most valuable natural resource, our public waters. If you are not yet a member of MLR, or if you have not yet renewed your membership for 2018, please do so today.

And have a great Memorial Day Weekend,


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