Support Needed Today for Invasive Mussel Bill
Please voice support for HB 540 TODAY! This bill will help protect Flathead Lake, its watershed, and NW Montana from invasive mussels.
A hearing on House Bill 540 will be held Wednesday, February 22 at 3 pm in the House Natural Resources Committee. Rep. Mark Noland from Bigfork is sponsoring this bill.
Please contact the members of the Natural Resources Committee TODAY! Here is a link to the members of the committee (click on each name to send an email). You can also use the online message form here or leave a phone message for the entire committee at 406-444-4800 (7:30 am to 5 pm only), more information here. And, let your state Senator, Representative, and Govenor Bullock know you support this bill.
Or if you can, attend the hearing in person! Find talking points here.
Our waters are facing new and ongoing threats, making our work as important as it has ever been. You can learn more about our 2016 projects and accomplishments here. Together, we are a powerful voice for clean water and Flathead Lake. As 2016 comes to a close, we invite you to support the important work we do together with a special, year-end contribution. We are grateful for all you do to make our work possible.
Happy Holidays and Thank You!
Robin Steinkraus, Executive Director, and
the Lakers Board and Staff
With aquatic invasive mussels now on our doorstep, we are bringing together a regional panel of experts to discuss this very serious threat. Bring your questions and concerns.
Visit www.scienceontapflathead.org for upcoming speakers and archived video of past events.
We were dismayed to learn that invasive mussels have made it to Montana. Invasive mussel larvae were recently discovered in water samples from Tiber and Canyon Ferry Reservoirs.
We are working with our Aquatic Invasive Species partners to determine steps needed to respond to this threat. We will need your support for new legislation in the upcoming legislative session and for additional funding to prevent these invaders from spreading to Flathead Lake. See our letter to Governor Bullock for more information. Please continue to spread the word about how important it is to clean, drain, and dry your boat to help keep Flathead Lake mussel-free!
Thanks to everyone who joined us. We love your enthusiasm for our
cause – protecting our magnificent lake and clean water in its
We were delighted to present our 2016 Stewardship Award to Liz and Rusby Seabaugh (shown here with President Greg McCormick). Thank you Liz and Rusby for being conservation leaders and helping protect our clean waters.