The Lake Havasu Marine Association’s ‘Sticker A Mussel’ campaign, working in concert with Arizona Game and Fish, to raise boater awareness about the importance of not spreading invasive species, especially the quagga mussels, to other non-contaminated lakes and rivers in neighboring states is now underway.  “We successfully delivered over 4,000 stickers to 29 local Lake Havasu City businesses in the first week,” says Jim Salscheider, CEO and president of the LHMA.  “Our volunteer force has … Read More

The new Lake Havasu Marine Association’s 2013 “boater information rack cards” featuring “Sticker A Mussel” information on the front and “Designated Operator” on the back are being delivered to local launch ramps, beachfront restaurants/hotels and various water-patrol law enforcement agencies for immediate distribution to boaters.  This effort is totally funded by the LHMA and is part of their on-going effort to support and educate boaters about the invasive species problem facing the Lower Colorado River … Read More

Here’s the first-look at a new logo you’ll be seeing a lot of in the months ahead — it’s the Lake Havasu Marine Association’s new “Sticker A Mussel” logo that will be used on many different invasive species promotion/education pieces for the general boating public.  Whenever you see that logo, please remember that the fight to prevent the spread of quagga mussels is something we need to be very aware of — please join this … Read More

Our Views:  Today’s News Herald, January 20, 2013 As of January 1, California has a new boat registration fee to aid the effort to stop quagga mussels and other invaders.  This means California, using the new fee of up to $10 per boat, now has some extra money to enforce laws against allowing quagga mussels to be moved into the state.  This means amped-up inspections for boaters. And this, in turn, has many worried that … Read More

LHMA ready to ‘do the right thing,’ boat inspections to slow spread of quagga mussels Friday, January 18, 2013 By JAYNE HANSON Today’s News-Herald  Invasive species inspections may slow down some boaters at state border inspections this upcoming boating season, but it doesn’t have to be a completely unpleasant experience. Boaters can reduce the inspection time from the average five-minute interaction — or the dreaded two-hour quarantine — to a mere 30 seconds. The fast-track … Read More

At the January 16 LHMA general membership meeting with over 170 in attendance, several of the leading California and Nevada governmental agencies sent key personnel to present informative talks on the ever-evolving issue of Lower Colorado River invasive species.  The evening’s primary topic of discussion was moderated by LHMA president & CEO Jim Salscheider and assisted by LHMA agency coordinator, Craig Laser. It was clear from the outset, that quagga mussel lake infestation poses potentially … Read More

The Arizona Game and Fish Department and The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission will be holding the following quagga related watercraft inspection/decontamination training workshop in February 2013. Lake Havasu Quagga Mussel Concessionaire Training Workshop on February 5th This training is FREE of charge. Event held at The Nautical Beachfront Resort Conference Room The workshop will include: Guest Speakers from a multitude of agencies including; US Fish and Wildlife Service, CA Fish and Game, National Park … Read More