All waterway users have a responsibility to protect our coasts and inland waterways from invasive species. Check, Clean, Dry is a campaigned aimed at raising awareness of the simple steps you can take to defend our waterways against invasive species.

Contaminated canoes, kayaks and other water sports gear and equipment can cause the spread of invasive species to new water bodies. Invasive plants and animals can be small and hard to spot and they can survive for weeks on damp gear and equipment.

All paddle sports enthusiasts can help to protect the environment and sport they enjoy by remembering to Check, Clean and Dry their boats, gear and equipment when moving between waterbodies. A range of biosecurity awareness raising materials are available for you and your club, outlining the key steps you can take to reduce the risk of spreading invasive species.

Download free materials for your club or sporting events to protect our aquatic environments and be part of the Check, Clean, Dry campaign.