CLEAN+DRAIN+DRY Quiz for Pigeon Lake Boaters
5 points - Test your knowledge
CLEAN + DRAIN + DRY YOUR BOAT
Why Clean Drain and Dry your watercraft?
To keep your boat clean of dirt
To prevent the spread of mold
To prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussels
To ensure healthy fish larvae are not transported on Alberta highways
When transporting a watercraft between lakes, what should be drained?
Internal compartments (ie ballasts, bilges and livewells)
Life jackets and other gear
All of the above
PULL the PLUG: Does the drain plug have to be open when transporting a watercraft in Alberta?
There is a fine of $1000 if the plug is still in place when you are transporting a boat
There is a fine of $172 if the plug is still in place when you are transporting a boat
There is not a fine if the plug is in during transport, it's just a government recommendation
When you take a watercraft out of the water what should you do?
Walk around the boat to inspect for invasive species
Remove plants, debris, foreign objects and put them in the garbage
Inspect the trailer
Check the hole, motor and gimbal area, axel
Pull the plug
Inspect and dry out the bildge area
Lift, drain and inspect the engine area to ensure all water is drained
Open and dry all of the compartments e.g. Bait locker, bow storage, anchor locker
All of the above
None of the above
If transporting your boat from another province, can you schedule a free inspection?
Yes, call 1-855-336-BOAT
The LakeWise: Invasive Species Citizen Action project was funded in part through the Watershed Stewardship Grant, a program of Land Stewardship Centre financed by Alberta Environment and Parks.
This form was created inside of Pigeon Lake Watershed Association.