Nov 13, 2013

Aquatic invasive species prevention video for paddlers available

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) links the waterways of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine, from Old Forge, NY, to Fort Kent, ME, an historic 740-mile canoe and kayak route of flat water, swift water, and whitewater, on a range of rivers, streams, lakes and ponds.

Aquatic Invasives threaten the evolved integrity of our waters as well as the quality of our recreational paddling experiences. In the past, many thought of aquatic invasive species as a problem more for larger motorized or sailing craft than for smaller paddled craft such as kayaks and canoes. We now know, however, that all watercraft can serve as carriers of these plant and animal invaders. This NFCT video explains how kayakers and canoeists, by following a few basic "Best Practices" can avoid being carriers of aquatic invasive species. 

Click here to view the 10 and 1/2 minute NFCT Clean-Drain-Dry video.