Governor Signs Legislation Expanding List of Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Recipients

The Governor has just signed into law SB 790 [McGuire] that expands those eligible for the existing Division of Boating and Waterways grant program to be used for the reasonable regulatory costs of implementation of a dreissenid mussel infestation prevention plan to include any person or entity that manages any aspect of the water in a reservoir that is open to the public for recreational, boating, or fishing activities.

According to the Sonoma County Water Agency that sponsored this legislation, “SB 790 seeks to ensure that entities who play a critical role in co-managing reservoirs can qualify for funding associated with mandatory inspection programs, installing decontamination stations, and educational initiatives preventing the spread of invasive mussels.”