As part of its Aquatic Invasive Species Program, Riding Mountain National Park is hosting several orientations throughout the summer.

The Seasonal Permit Orientation Sessions will provide visitors with the necessary info on how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussels.

Once completing the orientation and mandatory inspection, boaters will be issued a seasonal permit which will allow them to enter Park waters as often as they’d like. The seasonal pass will help the inconvenience of having to renew permits weekly.

The sessions will last an hour and a half to two hours and will be held at the Visitor Centre in Wasagaming. Sessions are being planned in Dauphin, McCreary, and Rossburn with those dates to be determined.

The schedule is as follows:

MAY

May 18, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
May 19, 20 & 22, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
May 25, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
May 28, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

JUNE

June 1 & 4, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 6, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
June 8, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 15 & 18, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 20, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
June 22, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 29, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

JULY

July 6 & 13, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required and can be booked by calling 204-848-7275.