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Stop Exotics, Clean Your Boat Video

Exotics like zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, and hydrilla are just a few aquatic nuisance species that watercraft users can spread if they’re not careful. Stop Exotics, Clean Your Boat shows the simple steps boaters across North America can take to prevent the spread of these nasty plants and animals.

Featuring John Ratzenberger (better known as Cliff Clavin from the TV show “Cheers”) with his likable know-it-all style, this humorous video leaves boaters informed and motivated to take a couple of extra minutes to clean their boat, sailboat, or personal watercraft at the end of a day on the water.

John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

This 11-minute video is based on prevention guidelines developed by the Recreation Activities Committee of the federal Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force and recommendations approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Who is it for?

  • Both marine and freshwater boaters
  • Personal watercraft users
  • Sailboaters

The video is designed to be shown at visitor centers, environmental learning centers, boating retail outlets, and at boater training sessions.

The University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program produced this video with major support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Coast Guard, SeaLand Technology, Inc., Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, University of California Sea Grant Program, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Single copies of Stop Exotics, Clean Your Boat are available from Minnesota Sea Grant for $10. Bulk quantities (10 or more) cost $8 per video. To order, look on the publications page and our mail order form, under the exotics category, item X 65.


By Sea Grant Staff
June 2000

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