Last Updated: 20 Nov 2023

Please Check, Clean, and Dry your boat

There are important steps we can all take to help stop the spread of harmful Invasive Non Native Species (INNS). If you follow our simple Check, Clean and Dry procedure below, you’ll be making big steps forward in protecting the natural habitats of our rivers, canals and waterways. Regardless of the type of water -based activities you do, whether competitive or recreational, inland or coastal, the chances are that you take your boats onto different watercourses where there is a chance you may come in contact with these harmful species.

BEFORE entering the National Water Sports Centre, please ensure you have cleaned your boat by:

Checking you’re not carrying living organisms

Cleaning all equipment, clothing, and boots

Drying equipment and clothing carefully

When LEAVING the National Water Sports Centre, please repeat the above process.

For more information about Biosecurity and Invasive Non Native Species, please follow: https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/access-and-environment/invasive-non-native-species

If you are interested in volunteering with British Canoeing to tackle INNS, please contact Richard Atkinson (BC Access and Environment Lead) at: Richard.atkinson@britishcanoeing.org.uk