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!