Officials said Thursday they’re encouraged with initial results from an effort to kill zebra mussels infesting Christmas Lake west of Minneapolis. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District used the bacteria-based pesticide Zequanox to treat the area around the public boat access on the suburban lake earlier this month. The district said Thursday that it appears to have killed all the zebra mussels in the 50-foot by 60-foot treatment area.
Disappointing news on Christmas Lake in Shorewood, Minn. won’t stop efforts to stop the spread of zebra mussels. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed the presence of the destructive mussels on Monday. The invasive aquatic species was discovered at the public boat launch.
A boathouse on Christmas Lake caught fire just before 8 a.m. Friday morning. The boat was discovered ablaze on the 5900 block of Ridge Road in Shoreview, and it was actually on land when it went up in flames.
Christmas Lake Boaters could be hit with a big fine if they don’t comply with a new rule.
Crops are off to a good start this year, but so is different kind of plant in Minnesota lakes.
Refusing to get your boat inspected before launching on Christmas Lake could soon cost you. Last April, homeowners around Christmas Lake and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District chipped in $48,000 for a full-time boat inspector.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has been sued by three associations representing Lake Bavaria, Christmas Lake and Lotus Lake in Carver County over failing to stop the spread of zebra mussels , officials said Wednesday.
Boaters and anglers who hope to use Christmas Lake just might find the lake’s public water access controlled by an electronic gate. The city of Shorewood and the Christmas Lake Homeowner’s Association have a pilot plan to limit access to the lake in hopes of fighting invasive species.