DNR plans six ‘clean-and-drain’ areas at county boat launches

To help boaters prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adding more than 200 “clean-and-drain” areas to statewide public water access sites this summer, including six public water access sites on lakes throughout Wright County.

The special areas will act as visual reminders to boaters to clean and drain their boats properly.
According to the DNR, installing components of the “clean and drain” areas at high-use sites on infested waters remains a statewide priority.

“For Wright County and Monticello area, the six sites include North Twin Lake, Beebe Lake, Sugar Lake South, the north access to Buffalo Lake, John Lake and Cedar Lake,” said Tim Edgeton, DNR division of parks and trails area supervisor.

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