Action needed on LD 2141: Funding for Aquatic Invasive Species

March 15, 2024

In breaking news from Augusta, the Maine Legislature officially ENACTED LD 2141, a bill that will appropriate $2,000,000 to the Invasive Aquatic Plant and Nuisance Species Fund to address the most serious invasive aquatic plant infestations. This is a major win, along with passage of a bill that increases revenue from Lake and River Protection Sticker, LD 1342 that is critical to reducing risks from the spread of aquatic invasive species.

But we are not finished yet! The bill now goes to the “Appropriations Table,” where it awaits final approval, along with an allocation of funds. You can help make this happen with one simple and extremely easy step! 

Our colleagues at Maine Audubon have created a petition you can sign in support of LD 2141. Maine Audubon will deliver this petition to the Maine State Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, which is the body that will ultimately decide whether or not to fund the bill. 

Thank you in advance for taking just a quick second to add your name to the petition and speak up for lake health! 

This article was included in 30 Mile’s March 2024 newsletter. To view the full newsletter, click here.

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