Invasive Plant Status
Maine State Law
The State of Maine enacted Title 38, Section §419-C Prevention of the spread of invasive aquatic plants in 1999. This statute provides the following prohibitions:
A person may not:
- Transport any aquatic plant or parts of any aquatic plant, including roots, rhizomes, stems, leaves or seeds, on the outside of a vehicle, boat, personal watercraft, boat trailer or other equipment on a public road;
- Possess, import, cultivate, transport or distribute any invasive aquatic plant or parts of any invasive aquatic plant, including roots, rhizomes, stems, leaves or seeds, in a manner that could cause the plant to get into any state waters; or
- After September 1, 2000, sell or offer for sale in this State any invasive aquatic plant.
Aquatic Invasive Plants currently found in Maine
Please visit the Maine Department of Environmental Protection-Invasive Aquatic Plants for more information about these species.