By Terry Kovarik
Door County wants to take the lead in fighting invasive aquatic species with automatic waterless boating cleaning stations. The Soil and Water Department is applying for grants to set up two boat cleaning stations at Carmody Park and Pinney Park. The stations would be the first of their kind to be used in Wisconsin. Conservationist Krista Lutzke says they’re an effective way to stop invasives without using hot water.
The Door County Soil and Water Department was given permission by County Supervisors to apply for grants from the Wisconsin Coastal Management program. That money would help pay for the cleaning stations.