Boaters reminded of invasive species program

2014-07-22T10:25:00Z 2014-07-24T00:44:51Z Boaters reminded of invasive species programThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 22, 2014 10:25 am  • 

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife officials are reminding boaters of a program aimed at keeping harmful invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels out of Wyoming waterways.

State regulations require that any watercraft brought into Wyoming from March 1 through Nov. 30 must be inspected before launching. Boats that have been in a body of water infested with zebra or quagga mussels within the past 30 days are required to undergo an inspection prior to launching year-round.

The mussels, which colonize in large clusters, ruin infrastructure and destroy fisheries, can hitch a ride on boats in infested waterways.

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