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Mandatory Boat Inspections Continuing in Riding Mountain National Park

July 6, 2016 6:58 AM | News

Zebra Mussels - Boat

A boat washing station in Clear Lake (PARKS CANADA)

Free watercraft inspections are continuing this season at Riding Mountain National Park as Parks Canada works to keep aquatic invasive species, like zebra mussels, out of park waters.

RMNP is reminding visitors that all motorized and non-motorized watercraft entering park waters are required to undergo an inspection.

Since early May, over 1,300 watercraft have been inspected in Riding Mountain National Park with seven watercraft operators found to be non-compliant. Boat operators must be 100% compliant before entering waters.

Watercraft operators are encouraged to schedule inspections in advance by calling Parks Canada at (204) 848-7275. Inspections are available in the townsite/surrounding area during the week and at the Boat Cove and East End boat launches on weekends.

A new permit each season is required and permits issued in 2015 are no longer valid.

Non-compliant operators face a maximum fine of $100,000.

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