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Clean Boats, Clean Waters

Warner Park boat inspection

Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Species!

For the fourth 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, Alison, 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.

Read more about our 2014 staff and their experiences below.


Gary Harper

Gary Harper

My name is Gary Harper and this is my second 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.


Alison Phillips

Alison Phillips

My name is Alison Phillips and I’m excited to start a second chapter in my aquatic invasive career working with Dane County Land and Water Resources. I look forward to using my continuing obsession with the education of invasive species and my driving passion to expand my knowledge, watching the pictures from my textbooks come to life, as I move from the classroom into the field, to provide a well-rounded and sound life for my daughter and me.

I have an Associates of Arts and Science degree from the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County where I studied Wildlife Management and Anthropology. I’m currently finishing my Bachelor’s degree from Northland College, where I have a double major in Natural Resources, Fisheries and Wildlife Science, and Environmental Geoscience, Water Science and a Biology minor. I love helping people know the limnology of area lakes and how biotic and abiotic factors influence the waters they enjoy and how invasive species sometimes drastically threaten them. It’s fulfilling to help the people I meet make the connection between human interactions and ecosystem impacts.


Jalen Riddle

Jalen Riddle

My name is Jalen Riddle, and I am 20 years old and a student at the UW- Whitewater. At this time, I am studying environmental science with hopes of transferring to UW-Stevens Point to study environmental law. 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.

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