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Many involved in July 4 aquatic invasive species landing blitz

Free boat inspections, towels, ice packs get out aquatic invasive species prevention message

9:29 AM, Jun. 26, 2013
Volunteers and staff will be at boat landings over the July 4 holiday, reminding boaters about steps to prevent spreading aquatic invasive species and handing out a limited supply of towels and ice packs.
Volunteers and staff will be at boat landings over the July 4 holiday, reminding boaters about steps to prevent spreading aquatic invasive species and handing out a limited supply of towels and ice packs.
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A record 52 counties will have volunteers and staff at boat landings over the July 4 holiday to provide free boat inspections, hand out free towels and ice packs, and educate boaters and others on how to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species to new lakes and rivers.

The holiday landing blitz, July 4-7, will cover more than 250 popular waters statewide, up from 200 the year before, says Mike Putnam, the Department of Natural Resources aquatic invasive species staffer coordinating the event.

"It's great to see the outpouring of enthusiasm people have for keeping their waters clean," ...

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