Thursday, February 16, 2012
Recreation - Region 7
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed new rule that would establish a statewide "no-wake zone" at all commercial marinas in Montana.
"At this time more than half of the state's commercial marinas have a wake restriction. This proposed rule would make the rules consistent throughout the state," said Ron Jendro, FWP boating law coordinator.
The proposed new rule also means existing and new marina owners would not have to request individual no-wake restrictions at their marina.
Jendro said marinas, with today's heavy boat traffic and many docked boats are susceptible to accidents and boat damage due to wakes, regardless of what body of water they are located on.
Details on the proposed statewide no-wake zone are available on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov, click on "Submit Public Comments."
The public may comment through March 9 by mail to: Ron Jendro, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, Mt. 59620-0701; or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.