Abstracts of presentations given on Tuesday, 12 July 2005, in session 1 of the UCOWR conference.


In 2000, four citizens in the State of Maine got together to formulate an anti-invasive aquatic plant piece of legislation that galvanized grass roots support, became a top media story and in 2001 came into law by one vote. Subsequently the legislation has been held up as national model and as a result of a presentation made to the North American Lake Management Society’s annual conference regarding the legislation Ship Bright was appointed to the Federal Invasive Species Advisory Committee by the Bush Administration.