Located in the Lyman F. Anderson Agriculture and Conservation Center 5201 Fen Oak Drive Room 234 Madison, WI 53718-8827 Map to Fen Oak 608-224-3730 email@example.com
For the fifth year, Dane County is actively participating in the statewide
Clean Boats, Clean Waters program to prevent
the spread of aquatic invasive species. Look for our inspectors Gary and Jalen at boat landings, where they
are talking with boaters about the aquatic invasives prevention steps: 1) inspect boats, 2) remove plants,
3) drain all water from boat and equipment, and 4) never move plants or live fish away from a waterbody. Ask
them where to find Dane County's Aquatic Invasives Removal Stations, with tools to help you reach plants under
your boats and trailers. Visit this Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources page
for more about state invasive species requirements. Check out these statewide Clean Boats, Clean Waters training
videos where Gary shares his expertise.
My name is Gary Harper and this is my third year with Dane County working with Clean Boats Clean Waters. I
have enjoyed meeting the people who use our waters, and feel we have made a difference to help keep our waters
clean for years to come. We get the information out about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species to
the people using our lakes and streams, and ask them to help us. I feel we along with the public’s help will
have a very positive impact on our lakes and streams and receive a lot of positive response to what we do. I
work with people very dedicated to keeping our land and waters clean for now and the future, and am very proud
to be a part of this team.
My name is Jalen Riddle, and I am 21 years old and a student at the UW- Whitewater where I am studying environmental
science. This is my second year with the Dane County Clean Boats Clean Waters program. I have always had a love for
the outdoors, especially fishing. After college, I plan to work for the DNR as a game warden. Being a hunter and
angler, I care and want to protect our natural resources and this is the main reason I applied for this job. I love
this job because it allows me to educate others about invasive species, allows me to do my part in protecting our
native species, and allows me to pick up on the hottest bite on the Madison chain of lakes.
The Yahara Waterways Water Trail Guide is a great resource for exploring our area waters.