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  • House passes AIS bills!

    Thank you to everyone who contacted members of the House Natural Resources Committee and members of the House of Representatives in support of HB 525 and HB 553.  Both bills were passed by the committee and the House unanimously!  We are excited these measures to protect Flathead Lake and other Montana waters from harmful aquatic invaders are moving on to the Senate with such great support.

    And Thank You to sponsor Mark Noland, Bigfork, and all our Flathead Representatives for supporting these bills!

  • Hearing on 2 AIS bills

    Hearings are coming up this Friday on two bills that will strengthen protection for Flathead Lake and other Montana waters from introductions of zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species.

    We encourage you to support these bills by contacting the House Natural Resources Committee before the hearings on Friday, Feb. 20 at 3 pm.

    HB 525 will establish an AIS Trust Fund, similar to the existing Noxious Weed Trust Fund, (view "talking points"), and

    HB 553 permits local governments to operate watercraft inspection stations, empowers MT Dept. of Transportation to inspect watercraft at state Points of Entry, and authorizes all peace officers to enforce the AIS statute (view "talking points").

    You can leave a message asking members of the House Natural Resources Committee to support HB 525 and HB 553 at (406) 444-4800 or via the online message form:

    Thank you for protecting Flathead Lake and Montana waters from harmful aquatic invaders!

  • Welcome, Megan!

    Megan Stockfisch is our new Big Sky Watershed Corps Member. She is working with the River to Lake Initiative's Flathead River Steward Program during her 11-month term.  She will help us build on our River Steward program, including planning and implementing riparian restoration projects, as we make the transition from a two-year pilot project to a permanent program.

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