invasive species

Invasive Species Can Be On Your Docks & Boat Lifts Too
Invasive Species Can Be On Your Docks & Boat Lifts Too
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.
Remember ‘Clean In, Clean Out’ this Holiday Weekend to Protect Lakes
Remember ‘Clean In, Clean Out’ this Holiday Weekend to Protect Lakes
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.
Boat Cleaning Stations Set Up Near Lake Vermilion To Combat Aquatic Invasive Species
Boat Cleaning Stations Set Up Near Lake Vermilion To Combat 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.

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