Invasive mussels: Stagecoach reservoir and Steamboat Lake

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From the Steamboat Pilot & Today (Margaret Hair):

Certified inspectors will be on hand at Steamboat Lake boat ramps during weekends this summer, as well as at the Dutch Hill marina boat ramp during the week. The inspections are scheduled to start by Memorial Day weekend but could begin any time after the marina’s May 15 opening date, Schuler said.

Boat checks at Stagecoach will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting as early as this Friday, said Kathleen Fischer, senior park ranger at Stagecoach. Both parks are considered low-risk and are mussel-free…

Park rangers are stressing the need to show up at ramps with a clean, dry boat, Fischer said. Steamboat Lake and Stagecoach will allow boaters to enter the water if no inspectors are present. Anyone who wants a boat inspection at Stagecoach outside of scheduled hours can contact the park office, Fischer said.

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