YANKTON, S.D. – In 2015, the Nebraska Legislature passed a measure funding the State of Nebraska’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program. All boaters that register their motorized watercraft in any other state than Nebraska are required to obtain a $15 Aquatic Invasive Species Stamp each year they boat in Nebraska. Boaters who register their motorized watercraft in Nebraska will pay an additional fee incorporated into their boater registration and therefore do not need the non-resident stamp.
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers boat ramps at the Gavins Point Project that are physically located in the state of Nebraska, that require non-resident boaters to display the sticker include:
• Nebraska Tailwaters Boat Ramp, below Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River
• Training Dike Boat Ramp, below Gavins Point Dam, including Missouri River Boat Ramp and Lake Yankton Boat Ramp
• Cottonwood Day Use Area Boat Ramp, below Gavins Point Dam on Lake Yankton
• Santee Boat Ramp, near Santee, Nebraska on Lewis and Clark Lake
Boaters who launch their boat from a boat ramp located in South Dakota on Lewis and Clark Lake are not required to obtain this stamp.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not sell this stamp or enforce this regulation. This stamp is purchased through the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and will be enforced by Nebraska State Conservation Officers. Proceeds from the sale of this stamp fund the Nebraska Aquatic Invasive Species Program, and fund inspections and educational programs to help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species around Nebraska.
Nebraska non-resident boaters that launch in Nebraska can purchase or find out more information at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website at: http://outdoornebraska.gov/aquaticinvasivespecies/ or by calling the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at (402)-471-0641.
Release no. 17-030