Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention


CD3 Mobile Mobile Trailer

Pennsylvania Lake Management Society (PALMS) has a new tool in its fight against aquatic invasive species (AIS) with a waterless, boater-operated system to clean, drain and dry watercraft and trailers. Made possible by a Statewide Public Access Grant from Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, this single CD3 Cleaning System is free for all to use and will be trailered to different public boat launches throughout PA. 

CD3 front

CD3 stands for “Clean, Drain, Dry and Dispose,” because the system provides a cleaning infrastructure for boaters to clean, drain, and dry their own boats and trailers. This solar powered unit offers a suite of self-service resources, including an air blower, wet-dry vacuum, hand tools, and lights to help boaters remove, then dispose of, water, weeds, and debris — including leftover bait. The station serves as an educational kiosk as well and digitally collects essential data on boater behavior and community use.

Aquatic Invasive Species are devastating to our natural ecosystems, fisheries, and local habitat, choking water recreation, and threatening local economies.  This free, self-serve waterless cleaning system can help prevent the spread of AIS while encouraging boater behavior to regularly Clean, Drain, and Dry their vessels and equipment. Whether you’re launching a cruiser or a kayak, you should always clean, drain, dry, and safely dispose of bait

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2022 User Data shows the total sessions(times) it was used and the tool usage throughout the listed time periods.

2022 Season total data

The data above is from the 2022 boating season.  The unit traveled to several locations in eastern PA where it was station at public docks.  

Here is a video Pymatuning State Park did with the CD3 unit for PA’s second annual Native Species Day

Clean Your Gear Ramp Signs For Sale

PALMS is selling Clean Your Gear Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) boat ramp signs. These durable, weatherproof, aluminum signs are 18" x 24". They are perfect for displaying at boat launches to encourage lake users to help stop the spread of invasive species.


The signs are $35 each plus shipping & handling. There are a limited number of signs available, so order yours now!

To purchase ramp signs, please Contact Us today!

Be sure to let us know how many you wish to purchase and shipping address.