Check, Clean, Dry

Help stop the spread of invasive plants and animals in British waters.

Invasive non-native species can have a damaging impact on British plants, animals and ecosystems - by spreading disease, competing for habitat and food and direct predation.

Plants that grow profusely can block waterways while some animals can damage riverbanks - so they also affect economic uses of our environment and add significant management costs.

As a water user, you may unknowingly be helping to spread invasive species from one water body to another in equipment, shoes and clothing.

Help stop this happening by following three simple steps: Check, Clean, Dry.

  • Check Check your equipment and clothing for living organisms. Pay particular attention to areas that are damp or hard to inspect.
  • Clean
  • Dry
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Biosecurity for everyone

We all run the risk of spreading invasive non-native species whether we're working in or enjoying the aquatic environment.

Learn how you can reduce the risk and safeguard our waterways

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Biosecurity for boat and kayak users

Boat owners are pivotal supporters of the Check, Clean, Dry campaign, whether they use dinghies, ribs, yachts or other vessels.

Learn how you can help avoid spreading invasive non-native species when using your boat and equipment

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Biosecurity for anglers

Anglers are pivotal supporters of the Check, Clean, Dry campaign, whether it be bank, boat, fly or other forms of angling.

Learn how you can help avoid spreading invasive non-native species when angling


Campaign videos

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Biosecurity for Boat Owners

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Biosecurity for Canoe and Kayak Owners

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Biosecurity for Anglers

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Information about Killer Shrimp

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Partner organisations

The Check, Clean, Dry campaign is supported by many organisations. Follow the links below to see who our partners are and to find out how you can join us.

Check, Clean, Dry partner organisations

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