Don’t Let Them Catch a Ride
Don’t Let Them Catch a Ride is part of Ontario’s Invading Species Awareness Program see www.invadingspecies.com. In partnership with the Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the Federation of Ontario Cottagers Federation (FOCA) created a new aquatic invasive species sign for outdoor installation at marinas and boat launching sites. Signs are available to all FOCA members including Georgian Bay cottagers’ associations. To place an order, simply email email@example.com or contacting GBA’s Executive Director
The Program’s goal is to stop organisms such as Zebra Mussels, Round Gobies, Spiny Water Fleas including Eurasion Watermilfoil to enter lakes where they haven’t historically existed. Preventing these intruders from spreading, boat operators can reduce this risk by removing mud and vegetation from their boats, motors and trailers, draining bilges and live bait wells and by drying their boats before visiting another lake. For further information on identifying invasive species, you can call the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Invading Species Hotline at 1-800-563-7711.