Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks watercraft inspection stations are beginning to open and have already intercepted boats carrying aquatic invasive species. As MTN News reports, Zebra Mussels can coat underwater surfaces like boats and docks causing physical and financial problems. In 2020 inspection stations intercepted a record 35 mussel fouled vessels. A study from a University of Montana research economist calculated a mussel infestation could cost the state as much as $234 million a year.
During Tuesday’s Voices of Montana’s Tow Rope Tour in Lewistown to highlight the close-knit community and its supporters, Dale Pfau was a guest. The Executive Director of the Fergus County Council on Aging talked about how hard the pandemic has been on its seasoned citizens.