Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, in cooperation with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, will be doing an Aquatic Nuisance Species boat inspection on Hwy 93 one mile south of Ronan on July 1, 2, 3, and 4. Inspections will also be conducted for the rest of the boating season (ending after Labor Day) at the same location. There will also be roving boat inspectors at various locations around the region this summer.
All boats being trailered or hauled such as kayaks and canoes must stop for inspection. Signs will be on the highway alerting motorists trailering boats where to pull over ahead of time.
The inspections will be looking for zebra and quagga mussels as well as any other aquatic nuisance plants or animals.
For more information contact John Wachsmuth, Region One Aquatic Nuisance Species Coordinator, at 751-4554.