Aquatic Invasive Species Inspectors David Lofgren, left, and Alysia Herr inspect “Evil Kitty” with owner Don Jillings, right, of White Rock, British Columbia at Bloedel Donovan Park in 2013. The Washington state Legislature is considering House Bill 1429 and the Senate in Bill 5303, which would provide $3.8 million a biennium over six years to expand watercraft inspections, mandatory check stations, water sampling and inspections in the state’s water bodies.
Aquatic Invasive Species Inspectors David Lofgren, left, and Alysia Herr inspect “Evil Kitty” with owner Don Jillings, right, of White Rock, British Columbia at Bloedel Donovan Park in 2013. The Washington state Legislature is considering House Bill 1429 and the Senate in Bill 5303, which would provide $3.8 million a biennium over six years to expand watercraft inspections, mandatory check stations, water sampling and inspections in the state’s water bodies. Staff The Bellingham Herald file
Aquatic Invasive Species Inspectors David Lofgren, left, and Alysia Herr inspect “Evil Kitty” with owner Don Jillings, right, of White Rock, British Columbia at Bloedel Donovan Park in 2013. The Washington state Legislature is considering House Bill 1429 and the Senate in Bill 5303, which would provide $3.8 million a biennium over six years to expand watercraft inspections, mandatory check stations, water sampling and inspections in the state’s water bodies. Staff The Bellingham Herald file

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February 14, 2017 03:15 PM

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