Monday, May 25, 2015

Boating season is upon us, do you know your state's boating rules?

With warm weather comes boats.  With new invasive species coming in and spreading from state-to-state, make sure to know your state's regulations and laws.

common water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) caught on boat trailer by Tony Pernas, USDI National Park Service,

Here are some places to find out laws for your state.

America's Boating Course
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators

Examples of State Agency Websites

MN Dept. of Natural Resources
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Oregon State Marine Board
Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks
New York Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
Missouri State Highway Patrol - Water Patrol
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Colorado Parks & Wildlife (Aquatic Nuisance Species Inspections Guide)