BOATERS MUST FILL OUT THIS CLEAN BOAT CERTIFICATION FORM BEFORE LAUNCHING THEIR BOAT*

Why Is The Clean Boat Form Required?

Zebra Mussels are a small freshwater mollusk, typically one inch or less in size that grow in clusters and attach to solid objects. They are a non-native aquatic invasive species that were introduced to the US in the 1980s and can spread rapidly and significantly alter a water body. They are established in the bordering states of VT, NY, and CT and were confirmed in Laurel Lake in Lee/Lenox MA in 2009.

*This clean boat certification form is required for all watercraft at the state boat ramps listed below that were determined to be at high or moderate risk for zebra mussel colonization. Failure to comply can result in a fine.

THIS FORM IS REQUIRED FOR ALL WATERCRAFT AT: Ashmere Lake, Cheshire Reservoir, Housatonic River, Lake Buel, Lake Garfield, Lake Mansfield, Laurel Lake, Onota Lake, Plunkett Reservoir, Pontoosuc Lake, Prospect Lake, Richmond Pond, Shaw Pond, and Stockbridge Bowl.