8/2/12

In the news: New Illinois law helps prevent spread of AIS

As an amendment to the Boater Registration and Safety Act signed into law by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, aquatic plants and animals would need to be removed from seaplanes and watercraft before moving between bodies of water. The requirement is an important step in preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species throughout the state of Illinois, as well as between states and bodies of water where these vehicles might travel. 

You can read a short synopsis of the legislation from our friends at Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month here, and read the full text of the legislation here.

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