BELLINGHAM - A presentation on Thursday, March 27, will give boaters the chance to learn about the 2014 boat inspection program, intended to prevent harmful shellfish and other invasive species from entering Lake Whatcom and Lake Samish.
The meeting is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Bloedel Donovan Gymnasium. The discussion will include an overview of what's new in the program's second year, including a requirement that kayaks and canoes get inspected.
Presenters also will review the accomplishments of the 2013 program.
Bellingham and Whatcom County officials seek to prevent zebra and quagga mussels from entering the lakes. The shellfish grow in masses that can clog water pipes and foul boats, beaches and docks.
For more information on the program, call 360-778-7719 or visit lakewhatcom.whatcomcounty.org/our-programs. Click on "Aquatic Invasive Species Program."