With winter just around the corner many Minnesotans are pulling in their boats and closing up cabins for the season. It’s the time of year when the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asks every cabin and lakeshore owner to watch for aquatic invasive species (AIS) when removing docks, boat lifts, swim rafts and other equipment from the water.
“The end of the season offers an important opportunity to monitor for AIS,” said Ann Pierce, DNR invasive species unit supervisor. “Carefully inspect everything you remove from the water to see if there are invasive species attached. Your observations will provide invaluable information to the DNR in tracking the distribution of AIS – and give us a chance to rapidly respond if new infestations are found.”
- Continue reading the article to learn about where to look, what to watch for and what you should do if you suspect an infestation here: http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/2013/10/02/dnr-urges-people-to-watch-for-aquatic-invasive-species-during-cabin-close-up/#more-13238