Get ready for some loud, low flying planes. Douglas County Officials have announced that the aerial spraying to slow the spread of Gypsy moths will begin Monday morning as early as 6:00 am. Actual times could vary with the weather forecast.
By now you would hope that many of us would be educated enough to know about the dangers of spreading invasive species with our watercraft. The DNR has made a huge effort in the past decade to educate the public. We're used to inspecting our boats and trailers for invasive species, but in some cases some of these species may spread and grow another way: boat lifts and docks.
Fourth of July weekend is upon us and it is historically one of the busiest weekends of the year for boating and fishing. With that in mind, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to remind us to take a little extra time to ensure boats and equipment are clean going in and clean coming out of lakes and rivers to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
I fished Lake Vermilion this year for opener. It was cold and miserable, and it took a lot of motivation to get out on the lake. There were also some other people who were braving the elements at every landing on the lake. They were boat inspectors working for the North St. Louis County Soil and Water Conservation.