from all of us at the Lake Havasu Marine Association

This SMILE has welcomed Thousands of boaters to Lake Havasu!

Sticker a Mussel
SCORECARD
Lake Havasu Report
Total for May
YTD
Running Total - 63 months
# Trailers Stickered

1130

2491

34497
From California
459

1041

17738
From other States

65

210

2722
From Canada

0

14
155
From Nevada
0
16
389
LAKE HAVASU (only)
May 2018
YTD
Running Total
# Trailers Stickered
595
1558
28163
From California
183
540
13847
From Other States (not AZ, CA, NV)
60*
164
2444
From Canada
0
4
85
From Nevada
0
16
302
Parker Strip Report
May 2018
YTD
Running Total
# Trailers Stickered
299
420
3442
From California
194
245
2313
From other States
4
14
128
From Canada
0
1
4
BLM PARKER, AZ (only)
May 2018
YTD
Running Total
# Trailers Stickered
0
96
479
From California
0
47
276
From Other States
0
8
41
From Canada
0
0
0
YUMA, AZ
May 2018
YTD
Running Total
# Trailers Stickered
136
317
2057
From California
79
172
1022
From Other States
1
7
99
From Canada
0
1
1

Trending 1:
As discussed in our top-of-the-report featured article in this month’s Report, Jim Salscheider and Rich Miers took two days out of their Memorial Weekend to observe approximately 2,000 boats launch at Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor ramps north and south. Their mission was to count, record and talk to as many out-of-state boaters as possible (boats registered to states other than Arizona, California and Nevada).
Of the 49 boats observed at the Windsor ramp on May 26-27, here is a state by state breakdown of where these boats originated from according to where they are registered: (10) Montana – (12) Colorado – (3) New Mexico – (5) Washington – (4) Oregon – (3) Utah – (3)Texas – (2)Wyoming – (2)Florida – (1)Vermont – (2) Alberta, Can, (1) Minnesota, (1) Arkansas.
A few interesting side notes. Of the 10 boats registered in Montana, the majority were permanently stored in Lake Havasu City, and the reason was it was just more convenient and less expensive to maintain their Montana registration rather than change it to Arizona. Of the 12 registered boats from Colorado, the majority of those boaters preferred boating on the lower Colorado River (Lake Havasu) compared to local lakes in Colorado. Also note – no Idaho registered boats were observed which supports the theory that Idaho boaters visiting Lake Havasu are primarily “winter fishing visitors” and not as interested in summer boating opportunities.

Trending 2: 

The Lake Havasu Marine Association’s Sticker A Mussel Campaign continues to gather steam, educating more boaters about the importance of preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. So far in 2018, the number of boater face-to-face contacts is trending up 13% over last year. And, in a May 2018 vs. May 2017 comparison, Sticker A Mussel numbers were up an impressive 61% this past month from one year ago. Congratulations to all our member volunteers for their continued great effort and dedication to the success of this campaign.

Mussel Report

ON THE LAUNCH RAMP --  OBSERVATIONS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND BOATERS
Because of the enhanced emphasis now placed on containment and decontamination of out-of-state boats that visit the lower Colorado River, LHMA president and CEO, Jim Salscheider accompanied by LHMA Board of Directors member Rich Miers, spent Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend between 6:30am to 1:00pm at Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor launch, observing and recording the number of out-of-state registered boats entering the Park.
The two-day tally was 49 boats out of a total of approximately 2,000 that had registration identification other than Arizona, California or Nevada. The total included ten states (see Trending 1 below) plus one Canadian province.
“We made an attempt to talk to as many of these boaters as we possibly could,” remarked Salschieder, “and we found out some interesting information during our conversations. Many of the Colorado state boaters were willing to make the 12 to 14 drive to Havasu for the long weekend just because boating on Colorado waters wasn’t as much fun. And the Montana boaters permanently stored their boats in Havasu to avoid paying higher registration fees and have a place where they could go boating year-round.”
It should also be noted that boats launched at any of the Arizona State Parks concessions do not have accommodations for overnight mooring. They are day boaters who put their boats back on their trailers when done so contamination due to extended exposure is less a threat. Where our new Decon-1 program will be effective is with boaters who stay a week or more at hotels or campgrounds that offer overnight slips, eliminating the need to pull boats out of the water at the end of each day.

FROM PAUL BERTA – LHMA, PARKER, AZ MUSSEL EDUCATOR
Visits to California Agriculture Border Inspection Stations – May 1-31, 2018
Memorial Day Weekend began the summer influx of fun seeking boat visitors to the pristine waters of the lower Colorado River.

The hundreds of “Clean-Drained-Dried” boats passing through the multiple CDFA stations returning to California and other destinations provided evidence that the “Sticker A Mussel” education program continues to be effective.  Only one boat was found to have a mussel “hitch hiker” aboard.  The boat was quarantined, sealed to its trailer, and sent on its way.  Neither the location of the mussel or the boats’ final destination could be ascertained by LHMA.

Although the moral majority of boaters coming through the inspection stations have their onboard boating equipment out for inspection, CDFA inspectors have asked that we again remind all boaters to have their anchors, chain and anchor line readily visible for inspection. On high traffic weekends, this cooperation by boaters significantly speeds up the inspection process and reduces wait time at the stations.

Because of the lack of valuable data available to LHMA gathered by government agencies, being able to pinpoint where more effective media could be directed continues to be a challenge for LHMA.  However, we will persevere.

Thank you to the countless hundreds of boaters who continue to Do the Right Thing to Protect Our Freedom to Boat!

Need a sticker? List of "stickerers" on our web site www.lhmarineassn.com

August 30th

5:30pm at Shugrues
Guest Speaker -
new city manager
Jess Knudson

And an update on
Havasu Riviera

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