Cleaning
Here at Invasive Species Action Network our primary goal is to get everyone cleaning....and we mean everyone. If each of us can take simple steps to ensure that we are not moving invasive species through our actions, then we minimize the possibility of spreading species. Many activities can inadvertently spread invasive plants or animals; whether hiking, angling, boating or four-wheeling.

Fortunately, the best thing we can do is very easy. We must make sure that we are as clean as possible when we move between waters. Cleaning can be done by each and every one of us to prevent the spread of invasive species. It is important to know about the different invasive species that are cause for concern, but more important is to know and follow through with cleaning actions to prevent the spread of any invasive species. It is up to each of us to take action to protect our waters from being invaded.

The Invasive Species Action Network follows inspect, clean and dry practices without chemicals of any kind. Using chemicals to clean your gear comes with its own set of risks that we do not advocate. For every activity - Inspect, Clean and Dry

» Boat Cleaning

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Clean Angling Resources

Clean Angler
» Our sister site with more information on clean angling.

Clean Angling Newsletter
» Keep up to date with the latest news!

Buy cleaning tools
» You can purchase high quality cleaning tools from our Clean Angling site.

Boot Cleaning Locations
» Find the closest boot cleaning station to you!

ISAN Publications

Tips for Careful Cleaning
» An excellent guide on how to clean your boots carefully.

Gear Cleaning....Does Cleaning Make a Difference?
» A discussion on cleaning to prevent the spread of invasives.

Cleaning Recommendations for Guides and Outfitters
» Simple ideas to incorporate cleaning into your guiding business.

The Science of Felt
» Why the focus on felt?.....Read on.

The Story of Formula 409
» An exploration in the use of 409 for gear cleaning.

Resources from our Partners

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species (2012)
» The Bureau of Reclamation's technical document on cleaning.

Recommendations for Cleaning Wildland Firefighting Equipment
» The Region 4 Forest Service guidelines in fire situations.

Classroom Guidelines to Prevent Species Spread
» This ANS Task Force document is a great resource for teachers across the country.

Water Gardening Guidelines to Prevent AIS Spread
» This ANS Task Force document is a resource for any water gardener.