Echo Press photo by Celeste Beam
IT’S THE LAW
Before you leave a lake that has been labeled as infested waters with zebra mussels, you must do the following:
Drain water from motor, boat bilges, livewells and other boating equipment holding water. Drain plugs must be removed from bilges and livewells.
Drain water from bait containers. If you want to keep bait alive, you must replace water in bait containers with tap or spring water. Place unwanted bait in the trash.
Remove all aquatic plants and zebra mussels from your boat, trailer, anchors and other boating equipment.
For more information, contact the DNR at 1-888-MINNDNR (1-888-646-6367) or www.dnr.state.mn.us.
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