Timnath Reservoir Boat Permit Holders,

In an effort to ease into the ANS inspection process, and contrary to the previous letter, the Town is willing to allow boats onto Timnath Reservoir after being inspected on-site at Timnath Reservoir by our certified inspector. This would alleviate the need to go to one of the other Front Range inspection locations for tagging prior to entering. The Town currently doesn’t have tags to attach to the trailer and vessel, but those are coming and will be administered in the near future. If you have already been inspected and tagged at another facility, we are very appreciative as this will help to speed up the time to get into the water at Timnath Reservoir. If you have not been tagged elsewhere and are planning on visiting the reservoir this weekend, please be patient with our inspector as he goes through the inspection process on-site.

I do realize that there is the chance that our inspector may not be present when you are visiting the Reservoir. If this is the case, PLEASE be sure that you have done the following prior to entering:

  1. Clean: Remove all plants, animals, and mud. Thoroughly wash everything: boats, trailers, vehicle hitches, and motors. Aquatic plant fragments and animals can hide in mud and survive many days out of water. Be sure to clean all fishing equipment including waders and boots.
  2. Drain: Completely drain every space or item that could hold water, including live wells, bait containers, ballast and bilge tanks, and engine cooling systems. Leave the bilge plug out during transport and any time the watercraft is not on the water.
  3. Dry: Allow sufficient time for boats and equipment to dry completely before launching in other waters.
  4. Dispose: Properly dispose unused live bait into trash containers, not into the water. Properly dispose of aquarium or classroom animals or plants, do not place them in any body of water or natural setting.
  5. Report: If you find anything that you think is an invasive species on your boat or in a water body, report it to the CPW by calling (303) 291-7295 or emailing Invasive.Species@state.co.us.

The Green Seal flow chart below show the steps involved with the inspection process. If you do happen to fail the inspection, you will not be allowed to enter and will be sent for decontamination at another facility.

Green Seal Flow Chart

Again, we thank you for your patience and cooperation as we roll out these new rules,

Matt
Matthew J. Blakely, RLA, LEED AP