Help Keep Amistad Free of Invasive Mussels-
Zebra and Quagga Mussels are Trouble!
Zebra and Quagga mussels are small non-native aquatic hitchhikers. They are invading freshwater habitats at an alarming rate. These pests colonize all available surfaces, can clog engine intakes, and ruin fisheries.
Boaters can help protect Amistad’s waters by following these procedures:
- Before launching, remove all plant and animal material from the boat and inspect all exposed surfaces of your boat, including the hull.
- If coming from waters already ‘infected,’ wash the hull with high-pressure soapy water, drain all water from the boat, live well, and lower unit, and allow everything to dry for five days. Don’t’ forget to dry fishing gear and bait buckets.
For more information, go to: http://100thmeridian.org