Friday, March 30, 2007
A public hearing on a proposal to add a Hauser Lake recreation area to the lake's no-wake rules will be held in Helena on April 18.
The new rule seeks to establish a no-wake zone at White Sandy Recreation Area in anticipation of increased use at new day-use and camping sites developed by the federal Bureau of Land Management.
The public hearing will be held April 18 at Lewis and Clark Library, 120 South Last Chance, beginning at 6 p.m.
Controlled no-wake speed zones on Hauser Lake are established at Lakeside Marina, Hauser Lake State Park at Black Sandy, Spokane Creek Bay, Devil's Elbow Campground, Clark's Bay, and at the York Bridge Fishing Access Site.
The no-wake zone at White Sandy Recreation Area would be in effect within 300 feet of docks and swim areas or as noted by buoys. The no-wake zone is being proposed to maintain public safety around the recreation area, protect boats from damage at the ramp and docks, and to protect the unstable, sandy shoreline from further erosion.
In addition to the public hearing, comments, which must be received by April 19, can be sent to Craig Marr, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For information call 406-495-3270.