Invasive Species

The Wisconsin Association of Lakes (WAL) and Department of Natural Resources have teamed up to encourage anglers, boaters, and all visitors to our lakes to pledge that they will take steps to prevent spreading viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) fish disease and aquatic invasive species.

Take the Pledge

Please encourage all of your friends, family, and neighbors to take the pledge!

All you will have to do is to follow these simple steps:

  • Inspect boats, trailers, and equipment.
  • Remove plants, animals, and mud.
  • Drain water from boats and all equipment.
  • Don't Move live fish away from a water body.
  • Buy minnows from a Wisconsin bait dealer. Use leftover minnows only under certain conditions.

Learn More

For more information visit the Land and Water Conservation Department.