We in Cumbria love spending our time in and on the water. Protecting our fresh waters from INNS is something that we must all address as it is our responsibility. Freshwater INNS are able to ‘hitchhike’ on our equipment, footwear, clothing and boats. When we move to a new river, tarn or lake, a species may be transferred and may become established, often having devastating effects.

We can all help to prevent the spread of freshwater hitchhikers by following a simple three step process every time we leave any pond, stream or lake….CHECK, CLEAN and DRY.