A Letter From Our President:


Dear LHMA Members, and Followers:
In an effort to "spread the load" and make it easier for me, our Board of Directors has instituted some management changes effective immediately:

  • Corky Dennik and Alan Oleson have been added to the Board
  • An "Executive Committee" has been formed to manage the Association, with responsibilities as follows:
  • JIM S - mussels and Agency Relationships
  • RICH M- continue as Treasurer and ASU Programs
  • CORKY D- Buoys, Lake clean up and CRISCCO
  • ALAN O - Windsor programs and activities, BLM Fisheries, assist Larry with MVD inspections

 

Other Programs:

  • Dave Lane will take over Designated Operator, assisted by Alan
  • All Executive Committee Members will assist Bob Brown on Sand & Water Expo


It is expected that this change will be evaluated at the end of the year and any necessary adustments will be made at that time.

Sticker a Mussel
SCORECARD
Lake Havasu Report
Total for Apr
YTD
Running Total - 62 months
# Trailers Stickered

597

1361

33367
From California
222

582

17279
From other States

49

145

2657
From Canada

0

14
155
From Nevada
0
16
389
LAKE HAVASU (only)
April 2018
YTD
Running Total
# Trailers Stickered
311
963
27568
From California
41
357
13664
From Other States (not AZ, CA, NV)
14
104
2384
From Canada
0
4
85
From Nevada
0
16
302
Parker Strip Report
April 2018
YTD
Running Total
# Trailers Stickered
91
121
3143
From California
39
51
2119
From other States
8
10
124
From Canada
0
1
4
BLM PARKER, AZ (only)
April 2018
YTD
Running Total
# Trailers Stickered
96
96
479
From California
47
47
276
From Other States
8
8
41
From Canada
0
0
0
YUMA, AZ
April 2018
YTD
Running Total
# Trailers Stickered
99
181
1921
From California
61
93
943
From Other States
2
6
98
From Canada
0
1
1

PREPARING FOR DECON-1 – ENHANCING STICKER A MUSSEL
Last month it was announced that the Lake Havasu Marine Association will be adding a new component to its campaign to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species throughout the western states.
This new component will be “Decon-1”, a digital notification system alerting visiting boaters to lower Colorado River waterfront resorts and campgrounds that necessary decontamination services are available to them free-of-charge courtesy of Arizona Game & Fish before they leave Arizona and travel to an out-of-state destination. This service will be marketed to boaters as a no-cost ‘Travel Benefit’, helping to minimize inconvenience and hassle at boarder inspection stations.
Following communication and meetings between LHMA and AZGF, a partnership to create and implement “Decon-1” has been formed. This new layer of AIS prevention will be added to the already successful education out-reach of the “Sticker A Mussel” program of the past 62-months.
Going forward, greater emphasis will be placed on identifying and decontaminating out-of-state boats. Sending ‘clean’ boats back to their home states of origin, or their next out-of-state destination, will be our number one priority.

Mussel Report

Trending 1:
Here is a breakdown of the “out-of-state” (non-California, Nevada and Arizona) registered boats that the “Sticker A Mussel” program encountered at launch ramps, service shops, marine dealers and resort/campgrounds during the month of April 2018. Note, some of these boats were in Lake Havasu City to participate in the annual Desert Storm poker run event.  Of the Desert Storm participants with out-of-state registrations, all were 28-foot in length or longer hulls and because of their wide-beam configuration, were not compatible with standard dock slips so they launched and retrieved on a daily basis. Four out of the 49 total boats, were boats sold in Lake Havasu to out-of-state new owners (new registration undetermined at this time).

APRIL 2018 by STATE:
Colorado (13) – Florida (2) – Vermont (6) – New Mexico (9) – Oregon (1) – S. Dakota (1) – N. Dakota (1)  – Utah (5) – Wyoming (1) – Wisconsin (2) – Michigan (6) – South Carolina (1) – Connecticut (1)

Trending 2: 
Update:  Arizona State University /Lake Havasu Marine Association Student Project

Arizona State University students are helping the Lake Havasu Marine Association with a data collection project of boats and their origination leaving Lake Havasu City.  Various government agencies have suggested that boat owners are avoiding the Needles, California Agricultural Inspection Station on I-40 by taking the Topock turnoff prior to reaching the inspection station, perhaps to avoid a boat inspection for mussels entering into California. 

The 24/7 cameras were installed at the popular Topock 66 Resort/restaurant, just a few hundred yards from the exit on I-40. During the three weeks of data collection, a total of two boats were observed using this exit to northwest bound traffic. It is now being evaluated whether this study should be continued into the summer months.
 
The Lake Havasu Marine Association thanks John Toy for cameras and installation, Chip Venezio – General Manager of Topock 66 Spa and Resort, Dr. Sharon Harvey – ASU, and the three ASU students.   

As mentioned in our April 1 Sticker a Mussel Report, our view of the ‘high risk boater’ continues to evolve. According to the data we have collected, contaminated boats from the lower Colorado River returning to northern states is relatively low (less than 8%  of the total boats contacted during the Sticker A Mussel effort over a 62 month period are from out-of-state, excluding Arizona, California and Nevada registrations). And of those few contaminated boats intercepted at northern state inspection stations, we assume that the majority, if not all, are boats returning to their original state of origin and not Arizona registered.
As we continue to observe boaters recreating in the lower Colorado River, we begin to identify two types of boaters who typically fit the ‘high risk’ pool. 
The first are the out-of-state winter visitors who are escaping cold climates to the north and east. They tend to migrate to the lower Colorado River for fishing, stay for extended periods of time (2 to 12 weeks), temporarily residing at popular waterfront resorts and campgrounds, and many keep their boat in-water (at docks and/or beached) for convenience. We intend to communicate with these boaters through the new Decon-1 system offering free decons prior to their departures (“A Travel Benefit”).
The second category of boaters are those with less predictable patterns of arrival to the lower Colorado River. Most come in spring and summer (April through October), the peak boating seasons. The majority (from California) stay less than five consecutive days and boats are usually launched and retrieved on a daily basis. They have many choices for accommodations (hotels, motels, condo rentals, house rentals, camping, etc.). Decon-1 will also reach some of these boaters, but Sticker A Mussel will play an important role in communicating the decontamination message in places where Decon-1 cannot reach. Personal one-on-one interaction at launch ramps, boat dealers, marine repair shops, etc. are our most effective tool.
What we are developing with Decon-1 and Sticker A Mussel is a multi-level, dual track method of communicating with all boaters in order to send ‘clean’ decontaminated boats on their way to the next destination.

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

September Meeting
TBA

Some images from our 2018 Boat Show! Thanks to everyone who participated to make it successful!
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1642 McCulloch Blvd #173 • Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
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