Watercraft Cleaning Station

Watercraft Cleaning Station

No Lake Host? No problem!

Our Lake Hosts cannot be at every boat ramp in New Hampshire, from sunup to sundown, helping and reminding boaters how to prevent the spread of invasive species. And, it’s difficult for boaters to drain out every last drop of water from boats.

But, there is good news. too. There are tools and equipment that can be offered to boaters to help them Clean, Drain, & Dry their boats, trailers, and gear, even when a Lake Host isn’t at the launch to help.

NH LAKES has deployed the first waterless watercraft cleaning unit in the Northeast—the CD3 Clean, Drain, Dry & Dispose Unit! Our mobile, solar-powered CD3 is visiting public boat ramps throughout the state helping boaters prevent the spread of invasive species. If you’re a boater and you see it, please feel free to use it. We know you like a clean boat and lake! By using the CD3 unit, you can easily clean, drain, and dry your boat, trailer, and gear to prevent the spread of invasive species. 


To learn more about the variety of CD3 Waterless Cleaning Stations available, visit cd3station.com.


It’s FREE and easy to use!

Our CD3 unit is equipped with hand tools to help boaters remove plant fragments and other debris. A wrench is provided to help open drain plugs to remove trapped water that may contain microscopic invasive animals. A wet/dry vacuum allows boaters to remove standing water trapped in bilges, live wells, and storage compartments. And, a blower is provided to help fully dry any areas that came in contact with the water.

Our CD3 unit is equipped with hand tools to help boaters remove plant fragments and other debris. A wrench is provided to help open drain plugs to remove trapped water that may contain microscopic invasive animals. A wet/dry vacuum allows boaters to remove standing water trapped in bilges, live wells, and storage compartments. And, a blower is provided to help fully dry any areas that came in contact with the water.

We must all do more to help prevent the spread of invasive species

Our CD3 unit is being shared with access site owners and local partners at boat ramps around the state. By seeing how easy it is for boaters to use this innovative technology, we believe communities around the state will be inspired to provide such tools at local boat ramps. We thank New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and several generous donors for their support, allowing NH LAKES to bring the first CD3 unit to boaters in the Northeast!

Invasive Species Prevention Initiatives

Lake Host

Clean water, happy wildlife, and stable property values depend on a healthy lake, free of invasive species. The NH LAKES Lake Host Program is the first line of defense in keeping our lakes free of invasive plants and animals.

Invasive Species

Invasive species are organisms that thrive in an area where they did not naturally develop and that cause harm to the economy, environment, or people. Learn more about the species we are most concerned about and what you can do to prevent them!

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Clean, Drain, & Dry

If you boat, you can help stop invasive plants and animals from spreading lake to lake—always take time between different lakes to clean, drain, and dry your boat, trailer, and gear.