Non-native species living in or near water, which cause harm to the economy, environment or human health are known as aquatic invasive species.
You can help!
Follow these steps to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species when taking your watercraft from the water:
- Remove any visible plants, mud, fish or animals
- Eliminate water from equipment & boat hull
- Clean and dry anything that came in contact with water
- Never release plants, fish or animals into a body of water unless they came out of that body of water
The State of Washington defines aquatic invasive species as any prohibited, regulated, unregulated or unlisted aquatic animal or plant species, any aquatic weed on the Washington State noxious weed control list or any non-native aquatic plant or animal species that threatens the diversity or abundance of native species, the ecological stability of infested waters or commercial, agricultural or recreational activities dependent on such waters (RCW 77.08.010).
How Grant PUD helps protect the water
Review the Aquatic Invasive Species Control & Prevention Plan (pdf) for more information on how we are protecting the Priest Rapids Project waters from these plants and animals.