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    Boat inspections begin in Idaho

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    WEISER, Idaho. - Eight of 18 planned boat inspection sites in Idaho are up and running in an attempt to prevent the invasive quagga and zebra mussels from entering the state.>>
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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - New Idaho programs to combat quagga and zebra mussels will be explained at two public meetings Wednesday in North Idaho.

State Rep. Eric Anderson, R-Priest Lake, and representatives of the Idaho Department of Agriculture will explain the problem and proposed solutions. Those include invasive species stickers all boat owners must purchase, and mandatory roadside boat inspections.

In Coeur d'Alene, the meeting will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Coeur d'Alene Library Community Room, 702 E. Front St. Attendees may bring their lunches; coffee will be provided. Sponsors include the Idaho Conservation League, Coeur d'Alene Tribe and Kootenai-Shoshone Soil and Conservation District.

In Sandpoint, the meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 First Ave. This gathering, sponsored by the Bonner County Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force, also will include information on milfoil eradication efforts.

Boat inspections begin in Idaho

Eight of 18 planned boat inspection sites in Idaho are up and running in an attempt to prevent the invasive quagga and zebra mussels from entering the state.

The invasive mussels reproduce and spread rapidly, clogging machinery and water pipes and destroying aquatic ecosystems.

Lloyd Knight of the Idaho Department of Agriculture says inspection sites are focusing on boats coming into Idaho from other states.

The inspection program is being paid for by a special invasive species sticker that must be placed on boats and that costs from $5 to $20.

If introduced in Idaho, it has been estimated that the fouling mussels could cost taxpayers $100 million annually. Mussels can rapidly colonize a water body and live for several days out of the water. >>More | Get your invasive species sticker for your boat

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