STAFF BLOG NORTHLAND OUTDOORS Zebra mussels found in Lake Minnetonka
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists have confirmed a report that several tiny zebra mussels have been found in Lake Minnetonka. They’re attached to rocks along the shore o... Posted on 8/2/10 at 5:41 AM
NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND it's not just 'sea weed'
Your boat, trailer, jet ski, live wells and anything that goes into and comes back out of the waterway's just might be moving the next zebra mussels. And while I understand nobody would intentionally ... Posted on 5/27/10 at 5:15 AM
After reading the story called “Area lakes threatened” in the West Central Tribune this week, I need to write another letter. All lake users need to work together to prevent the spread of invasive species. Pointing fingers at fishing tournaments does not solve this problem. What it does say is “Not on my lake.”
SPICER — Transport an invasive species like zebra mussels to Green Lake, and someday you might face a possible penalty of $3,000, one year in jail and the prospect of paying restitution for the harm done.
SPICER — Fear of the havoc that a zebra mussel infestation could bring to Green Lake and other waters in the Crow River watershed has led the Green Lake Property Owners Association to host a return presentation by retired fisheries biologist and outdoor author Dick Sternberg.
SPICER — If we’re serious about keeping zebra mussels out of the waters of Kandiyohi County, we need to develop power washing decontamination stations for watercraft coming from infested waters, according to Dick Sternberg, a retired fisheries biologist and popular author on all topics fishing.
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Commissioners were asked Tuesday to seek special legislation to become a pilot site for monitoring boat accesses to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, like zebra mussels.
WILLMAR — With the threat of zebra mussels invading Kandiyohi County getting closer each season, the County Board of Commissioners said tougher state action is needed to prevent people from spreading the invasive species.
Minnesotans love to spend time on the water. Protecting these resources is an important part of the overall enjoyment. But there’s something that can put that at risk: Harmful plants, animals and other organisms that can hitch a ride on clothing, boats and items used in the water.
Zebra mussels have been found in Pelican Lake, bringing new regulations to bear on those who use the lake, and raising concerns of mussel infestation through the Pelican, Ottertail and Red river chains all the way to Lake Winnipeg.
The spread of zebra mussels in a growing number of Minnesota lakes has the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners worried and poised to take state action to prevent the invasive species from entering lakes here.
It’s that time of year again when homeowners on area lakes are beginning to pull their docks, lifts and other equipment out of the water. But this year, lakeshore property owners on several area lakes – L’Homme Dieu, Carlos, Darling, Geneva, Victoria, Jessie and Alvin – need to keep a watchful eye on everything they bring in.
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