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Aquatic Invasive Species check stations closing for the season

September 10, 2019
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Laramie - The 2019 boating season is winding down and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) check stations throughout the state are set to close. The last day of operation for the Cheyenne I-25 Visitor Station, Cheyenne I-80 Port of Entry, and Laramie Highway 287 Port of Entry check stations will be Sunday, Sept. 22.
 
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s AIS program wants to remind everyone that any conveyance being transported into the state of Wyoming is required to be inspected before launching on any water in the state until after Nov. 30. Boaters must have inspections at regional offices or other inspection locations through Nov. 30 when launching in Wyoming. This requirement is extended year-round if the conveyance was last used in any water infested with zebra and or quagga mussels. Please remember to stay vigilant and to clean, drain, and dry your watercraft after every use. Additionally, be sure your plugs and other water barriers remain out and/or open during transport.
 
For a list of infested waters visit:
https://wgfd.wyo.gov/WGFD/media/content/PDF/Fishing/AIS_INFESTED_WATER.pdf
 
For a list of inspection locations and private inspectors visit:
https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Fishing-and-Boating/Aquatic-Invasive-Species-Prevention/AIS-Inspection-Locations

Aquatic invasive species are non-native organisms that can cause significant harm to an ecosystem when introduced. Aquatic invasive species, like zebra and quagga mussels, are small organisms that could have huge impacts for Wyoming's waters, boaters, and anglers.
They can ruin fisheries, clog cooling systems in motorboats, foul hulls, and ruin equipment.
Anyone who uses water or recreates on water will be impacted.
 
For more information please call your local regional Game and Fish office and ask to speak with an AIS personnel, Laramie (307) 745-4046 or Cheyenne 307 (777)-4559.
 
                                                                  
 

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