Spring has finally arrived in Minnesota. Soon lake lovers will be setting their sights on scenes of summer: boating, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming – and, of course, the emergence of watercraft inspectors patrolling for zebra mussels.
Water sampling efforts have detected the presence of two microscopic, larval zebra mussels, also called veligers, in Lake Winnibigoshish located in Cass and Itasca counties, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said.
Mark Ratajesak of Eagle Bend was found not guilty of transporting zebra mussels into Lake Irene in Douglas County.
After a one-day trial on December 13, a jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before returning with the not guilty verdict.
Labor Day has come and gone. Soon, Minnesotans will rake leaves and prepare for winter. But the switch from summer to fall means a new season where Minnesotans must be vigilant to prevent and curb the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) like zebra mussels.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Lake Minnewaska in Pope County near Glenwood. Recently, DNR snorkeling crews discovered a zebra mussel three miles from the location where, in early July, lakeshore residents found an adult zebra mussel attached to the metal portion of a boat seat mount that was submerged in four feet of water.
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Otter Tail County commissioners, at their December 20 meeting, unanimously agreed to work in partnership with public and private agencies, volunteer organizations and individuals to reduce the threat to Otter Tail County lakes and rivers caused by aquatic invasive species.
Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA), the Pelican River Watershed District and the Lake Detroiters Association will host the Aquatic Invasive Species Legislative Summit on Saturday,
January 14, 2012.
Zebra mussels, we have had enough of your miserable, meddlesome ways.
Minnesota is fighting back. In an attempt to halt the accession of the undesirable invasive species in its lakes, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is rolling out three invasive species decontamination units.
Mark Gaikowski with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center will be the featured speaker at the Saturday, July 23 Otter Tail County Coalition of Lake Associations meeting.
Two months ago, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners designated a committee of citizens to explore the impact of zebra mussels and to make recommendations to stop the invasion.
The Douglas County Citizens’ Committee (DCCC) on Zebra Mussels wrapped up their first assignment and the group presented their suggestions to the county board on April 12.
Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources passed their omnibus budget bill for 2012-2013 on Tuesday.
The bill passed out of committee and will be sent to the Senate Finance Committee for further review and inclusion in the final budget bill.
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