Invasive Species Awareness Event
The annual Invasive Species Awareness Event is held in May and/or June of each year at boat ramps and recreation areas above and below Gavins Point Dam.
This event is an awareness activity to teach boaters and anglers how they can prevent the spread of invasive species. In the seven years of this event thousands of people have been given information on how to prevent the spread of invasive species, such as zebra mussels and Asian carp. People need to CLEAN, DRAIN, AND DRY their equipment every time they come off the water. The confirmation of a reproducing population of zebra mussels in Lewis and Clark Lake reaffirms the urgent need for this event.
The Friends of the Missouri National Recreational River will coordinate with local, state and federal agencies and many other partners to get information out to people about the threat invasive species pose to our waters.