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BoatSafeNebraska.org | 15 Follow these procedures: • It is unlawful for a boat to arrive at or leave any body of water in Nebraska with water other than from a domestic source except for fire-fighting purposes. Drain water on site. • It is unlawful for a boat or trailer to arrive or leave a launch area with any aquatic vegetation from that water body still attached. Boat blinds cannot use plants listed as invasive species or noxious weeds. • Wash mud off waders. Felt-sole wading boots are not allowed. • These steps are intended to prevent or delay the establishment of aquatic invasive species in Nebraska waters. Clean, Drain and Dry – Zebra and quagga mussels can survive out of water for up to two weeks. After boating and before launching your boat in a different water body: • Rinse boat and all equipment with hot tap water ideally more than 140 degrees F to kill zebra and quagga mussels. Vinegar can also be used to kill young zebra and quagga mussels, especially in live wells; • Spray boat, live well, engine and trailer with a high-pressure sprayer; • Pull plugs from bilge, live wells and engine to drain upon leaving a water body. • If washing the boat away from the water body you are leaving, do not allow runoff to enter a drainage. Control your runoff. • Dry boat and all equipment for at least five days. Use a towel to speed up the drying process. NONRESIDENT AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES STAMP • Motorized watercraft registered outside of Nebraska are required to purchase and display an Aquatic Invasive Species Stamp (image on the right) before launching from any Nebraska boat ramp. • The fee for the decal-like stamp is $15, which includes a $2 issuing fee. • The stamp can be purchased at OutdoorNebraska.org, at Commission offices (see list on page 2), or authorized permit agents. • At the time of purchase, the purchaser will receive a valid temporary permit. The actual stamp will be mailed within 10 business days. • The stamp is required annually. • The stamp must be permanently affixed to the starboard and rearward side of the boat, on the outside of the hull above the water line.

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