CD3 Boat Cleaning Stations Initiative

Oakland County Clean, Drain, Dry Dispose (CD3) Pilot Program


In the summer of 2020, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners (BOC) established the Clean, Drain, Dry, Dispose (CD3) Pilot Program to raise awareness about the dangers of invasive aquatic species and to educate residents about how to help prevent the spread of these species in Oakland County waters. The CD3 Pilot Program utilizes mobile boat cleaning stations to empower local water enthusiasts to better protect Oakland County waterways. These stations help users to clean, drain and dry their watercraft, and to dispose of any living organisms (plant or animal) that may be clinging to the crafts. With support from Oakland County Parks and Recreation, the pilot program ran for the final weeks of the 2020 boating season and relaunched at the beginning of the 2021 season.

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