Zebra Mussel Update

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Zebra Mussel Update

Zebra Mussel Public Awareness Campaign Launch

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We are excited to share an update on our zebra mussel public awareness campaign. This year's campaign launched Monday, May 21, in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and at other targeted locations. 

We continue to deal with spread of zebra mussels to new water bodies and face the challenge of potential spread from even more infested lakes. We are getting the word out to boaters about the critical role they play in preventing the spread by utilizing the following paid media: billboards, gas station posters, gas station floor mats, online advertising (Facebook, Instagram, geo-targeted mobile ads) and Pandora digital radio. We are also continuing our use of "The Protect the Lakes You Love" messaging, as studies have shown it to be very effective in resonating with lake users. As always, we thank you for your invaluable support and urge you to share the word to stop the spread of zebra mussels. It's up to you to protect the lakes you love!

Are kayaks and canoes required to follow Clean, Drain and Dry?

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YES! ALL types of boats including kayaks, canoes, and other personal watercraft could transport invasive species and are required to drain all water when approaching or leaving public waters. Be sure to remove all vegetation, mud, and debris from your watercraft and anchor. It’s illegal for anyone to possess or transport prohibited aquatic invasive species. 

Learn more about the rules.

Protect the Lakes You Love – Clean, Drain, and Dry!

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Order Free Materials 

Don’t forget to order the newest “Protect the Lakes You Love” campaign outreach materials. Check out materials available for free, and order online quickly and easily. These include brochures, rack cards, decals, fishing rulers and more. We’ll even include free shipping to your door.

Thank you for all you do to protect the lakes you love! 

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TPWD Zebra Mussel Contacts

If zebra mussels are attached to your boat or you have stored your boat on a lake with zebra mussels, you are at high risk of spreading them. 

Call the 24/7 hotline at (512) 389-4848 for guidance.