Pontiac – Oakland County commissioners have approved resolutions that create two new invasive species prevention programs aimed at improving the local ecosystem.

The Clean, Drain, Dry, Dispose two-year pilot program and the 2020 Oakland County Native Plants initiative were adopted last week.

Two solar-powered mobile cleaning stations will be placed at local boat launches to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species as part of Clean, Drain, Dry, Dispose. Aquatic invasive species often are spread from one body of water to another via boats or boating equipment.

Data collected from the units will provide information on usage habits and notifications when they need to be serviced.

The Native Plants initiative will promote the planting of fauna native to Oakland County.

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