Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW)

Clean Boats, Clean Waters is a watercraft inspection program intended to educate boaters on aquatic invasive species and how to prevent their spread between lakes.  With inspectors working at public boat landings talking to, and teaching boaters about prevention procedures to stop aquatic hitchhikers.

In 2009 the VVLA started a volunteer effort at the boat landing and since 2013, the association has also partnered with Big Lake Association on a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources grant to obtain 50 hours of inspections at our landing by summer interns.

Clean Boats, Clean Waters, is now managed and administered as cooperative effort between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and The University of Wisconsin Extension.

Visit for more detailed information and data of past work at Van Vliet Lake.