What is ANS?

Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) are aquatic plants and animals that invade lakes, reservoirs, rivers and streams. Examples of ANS include:

  • ​​​Zebra mussel

  • Quagga mussel

  • New Zealand mudsnail

  • Asian carp

  • Rusty crayfish

  • Eurasian watermilfoil. 

​ANS can also include fish pathogens and diseases, such as viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) or whirling disease. ​

Even single microscopic organism can be transported in your boat from another lake, and rapidly multiply in our lake. Zebra mussels multiply rapidly and can clog up boat motors and critical dam control valves. This is an incredibility important topic for our landowner. 

The Bottom Line: If Milton gets ANS, Boating is Over for the Club.

So, as you can imagine, we take our ANS inspection program very seriously. A single violation will result in immediate termination of your membership without refund. It has happened before!

Follow 2 Golden Rules:

1) Never enter the property without a green tag on your boat. 

2) Never enter the water of Milton without a RED Heritage Tag. 

     (See FAQ on bottom of page)

See the slideshow below for more instructions or click HERE to access a pdf version.

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