On Monday, some hearty people took the day to launch their boats for the season. But before they got in the water, their boats had to be inspected for invasive species.
The Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the boating season for many Minnesotans. So the Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters and anglers to be extra vigilant to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.
With boating season back in Minnesota, officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are urging boaters to step up their efforts to stop the spread of invasive species. The DNR is stepping up efforts this season to prevent the spread of invasive species, namely zebra mussels.
Minnesota’s fishing opener is just a few days away and for the first time in this state, dogs will be used this weekend to sniff out zebra mussels.
Minnesota is now the second state in the U.S. to use dogs to sniff out zebra mussels.
A tiny threat has stopped work on the new St. Croix River bridge.
As the fishing opener approaches, officials are stepping up efforts to prevent the spread of invasive species in some of the Twin Cities area’s most popular lakes and streams.
Evidence shows that zebra mussels have made their way to another popular Minnesota lake, this one further north. The DNR says larvae of the invasive species have been discovered in Lake Winnibigoshish.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a new treatment failed to kill zebra mussels in two lakes.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a man got more than he bargained for when he transported zebra mussels hitching a unique ride.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says zebra mussels have been found in Gilbert Pit, an old mine pit in St. Louis County.
Scientists are taking steps in the fight against an invasive species already in Minnesota lakes — zebra mussels.
The DNR may have a new weapon against an invasive species that’s threatening Minnesota lakes.
The fight over the future of lake access in the Twin Cities got heated tonight. That’s because a proposal could drastically change how boaters get on lakes throughout the Twin Cities.
Scott Blackwell and his son know the routine once they get their boat out of the water: they will pull the drain plug and check the boat and trailer for weeds.
If you’re looking to take your boat out on a Minneapolis lake this weekend, be prepared to have it inspected before you hit the water.
Zebra mussels are quickly becoming a water hazard you need to look out for in several state lakes.
Starting Sunday, boaters could get big fines if they don’t clean water craft of invasive species.
Christmas Lake Boaters could be hit with a big fine if they don’t comply with a new rule.
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 said it will be ramping up its boat inspections and enforcement efforts to prevent the spread of invasive zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species (AIS) this holiday weekend.
Minnesota will be cracking down this fishing season on boaters who spread unwanted hitchhikers such as zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and spiny water fleas.
As boating season commences, the DNR wants to remind all “weekend captains” to do their part in preventing our lakes and rivers from being overrun by invasive species of plants and other aquatic life.
Lake Minnetonka is among the many Minnesota lakes infested with zebra mussels, which spread rapidly and attach themselves to rocks, dock piers, beaches and boat hulls.
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.