March 23, 2010
Due to the spread of didymo and other aquatic invasive species, several states, including Vermont, have already enacted or are proposing legislation to ban felt-soled wading shoes.
Vermont Representative David Deen has introduced a bill in the Vermont Legislature banning the manufacture and sale of felt soled waders, which was amended to ban the use of felt soles in the waters of Vermont. The bill has passed the House and is now in the Vermont Senate. For more information about House bill 488, visit this link, type in “H.488” and select “Display Status.”
For more information about didymo, visit our Didymo Resources website.