Written by Administrator
Last Updated: 09 November 2014
Created: 09 November 2014
As you may well have heard recently, a new invasive species of mussel - the Quagga Mussel has been found in West London.
Anglian Water has asked us all to help ensure that neither this of any other non-native species spreads to Rutland Water.
Invasive non-native species can have a damaging impact on British plants, animals and ecosystems - by spreading disease, competing for habitat and food and direct predation.
Plants that grow profusely can block waterways while some animals can damage riverbanks - so they also affect economic uses of our environment and add significant management costs.
As a water user, you may unknowingly be helping to spread invasive species from one water body to another in equipment, shoes and clothing.
Help stop this happening by following three simple steps: Check, Clean, Dry.
All boats that visit the club must have been checked , cleaned (ideally with hot water) and dried away from the club. Members who take their boats away to other areas of water should ensure that they are checked, cleaned & dried before returning to the club
Further information can be found at:
Information leaflets are also available.
CHECK CLEAN & DRY POSTER