The Whitebait Connection are active supporters and campaigners of the Check, Clean, Dry campaign!
Don't forget to Check, Clean, Dry between waterways...
We need help to stop freshwater pests reaching – and spreading within – our waterways. Freshwater weeds can form dense mats, completely smothering waterways and badly affecting water quality. The mats can also kill native plants, cause flooding and disrupt recreational activities.
Prevent the spread
Freshwater weeds are easily spread by people, diggers, boats and fishing equipment. Many of them grow from small fragments, rather than from seed. Before using your gear in a waterway please:
CHECK for plant fragments and pests
CLEAN using detergent (5% dishwash) or salt water (sea strength or 5% salt) until completely soaked through
DRY completely to kill freshwater pests.
Tell us about it. For more information about freshwater pests, or to report something unusual in a waterway, please contact the your local Regional Council's 24/7 Environmental Hotline. Follow these links to read about: