LAKE COUNTY INVASIVE MUSSEL PREVENTION PROGRAM
The Lake County Quagga/Zebra (QZ) Sticker is required, in addition to a State DMV sticker, for all vessels launched in Lake County water bodies.
Remember to check in with a participating screener when you return from any out-of-county trips with your boat – it’s the law! Program screeners have current information on counties and water bodies in the western United States infested with invasive mussels. Re-screening and inspections, when needed, are free. Resident and Visitor stickers are $20.
CLEAN, DRAINED, DRY BOATS ARE SAFE BOATS DISPLAY YOUR STICKER, PROTECT YOUR LAKE
Invasive mussels can be unknowingly transported from one lake to another by boaters. Lake County Water Vessel Inspection Ordinance 2936 protects all Lake County water bodies from infestation by invasive mussels, otherwise known as quagga and zebra mussels.
BOAT SCREENING LOCATIONS
Several locations offer expanded business hours for boaters who want to launch early in the morning or in the evening. Be sure to call for hours of operation. In addition, many resort owners and event organizers offer this service to their guests and event participants upon check-in. Be sure to check with your resort or organizer to see if they offer this service. For additional information, call the County Department of Water Resources at 707-263-2344 or visit www.nomussels.com.