The Joint Mussel Response Team will host open houses in April at eight towns in north central Montana to discuss the upcoming watercraft inspection season, new regulations, and local boater program certification.
The events will focus on Montana’s plan to detect, contain, and prevent the spread of invasive mussels and other aquatic invasive species.
Boaters heading to Canyon Ferry Reservoir will find two open ramps with decontamination stations.
With ice still covering some of the reservoir, the boat ramp at the Silos on the southwestern part of the reservoir, and the Shannon Boat Ramp on the north end, will be open for use with decontamination stations set up on site.
Owners of motorboats, sailboats or personal watercraft need to get new, free 2017-2020 validation decals for their watercraft soon. The current blue decals expired Feb. 28. Boaters who have permanently registered their boats, sailboats, or PWC must still obtain two free boat validation decals every three years at FWP regional and area offices or online.
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