The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) has undertaken a pilot project designed to support BC's freshwater sustainability through the prevention of the introduction of aquatic invasive species, particularly invasive Zebra and Quagga mussels. Over a three-year pilot term, funded by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and under contract to the Canadian Council on Invasive Species, ISCBC will develop resources, signage and a social and digital media campaign. These resources will be designed to shift the behaviour of boaters and aquatic recreationists to encourage the practice of Clean, Drain and Dry (CDD) of all watercraft and equipment. Resources developed through this pilot project will provide the foundation for their use nationally and will be available to other partners, organizations and the public across Canada.
The first phase of the CDD pilot program is to test out signage at waterfront locations across BC. We invite local aquatic stewards in BC to apply to become CDD Signage Pilot Partners. Appointed partners will be provided newly designed CDD pilot signs to increase messaging to people using local watersheds.