CODY - Would you like to become certified to inspect your own watercraft for aquatic invasive species or to provide a service to your customers? If so, you’re in luck! The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering a watercraft inspection training course for members of the public April 15 in Cody.
The trainings will provide the skills necessary to inspect your own watercraft and certify you to inspect other watercraft in the state of Wyoming to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS). The training includes information on basic biology, impacts, transport vectors and distribution of AIS and includes classroom instruction, a question and answer session, and a hands-on watercraft inspection exercise.
Greg Mayton, AIS regional supervisor for the Cody Region said that if you transport a boat into Wyoming March 1 through November 30 from out of state, you are required to get the watercraft inspected for AIS beforeyou launch in Wyoming. “Being able to certify and seal your own watercraft is very convenient and allows boaters to hit the water right away after entering the state,” Mayton said. “In addition,local companies who cater to watercraft users can become certified to inspect watercraft though this training and can then provide and charge customers for these services.”
The training is free and open to anyone interested in preventing the spread of AIS through watercraft inspection. The training is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Cody Regional Game and Fish office (2820 State Hwy 120). Registration deadline is one week prior to the class start date. The class is limited to 20 people.
To register or for more information, contact: Greg Mayton at 307 527-7125 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Beth Bear, Wyoming Game and Fish Department at (307) 745-5180 Ext. 256 or email@example.com . Please provide your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address.
(Contact: Greg Mayton or Tara Teaschner (307) 527-7125)