Beltrami County’s watercraft decontamination station now open

The Beltrami County Aquatic Invasive Species Program opened its free watercraft decontamination station on Monday.

The site is operated by Beltrami County level 2 watercraft inspectors who were trained the previous week to become DNR-authorized.  Ray’s Sport and Marine  offered a boat for use in the training.

Boaters should consider getting a watercraft decontamination if they are launching into multiple waterbodies within 5 days of each other.

If a watercraft needs to be decontaminated, boaters can call 218-760-8519 to set up an appointment.

The decontamination process typically includes hot water flushing of watercraft and related equipment with 100- to 140-degree water, and can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes.

The watercraft decontamination site is behind Target at 2400 Middle School Road. For other decon sites:

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