Starry stonewort has recently been confirmed in the following Minnesota Lakes:
- Big Turtle Lake ( 45 Miles N of Long Lake),
- Cass Lake (45 miles NE of Long Lake),
- Upper Red Lake (80 miles N of Long Lake)
- Lake Koronis (120 miles S of Long Lake).
Video of Dredging in Big Turtle Lake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Starry stonewort is spread by physical transfer of the tendrils, so it is now even more important to thoroughly clean all boats entering Long Lake, even if they have only come from nearby lakes.
If you find suspected starry stonewort in the lake, immediately call the Park Rapids DNR at
218 732 8960.
Free watercraft decontamination is still available in Park Rapids, call 218 252 6738 for an appointment: https://webapps15.dnr.state.mn.us/ais_decon_sites
Starry stonewart is described here: https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Damage to Lake Recreation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
AIS Conference Oct 5 and 6, St Cloud (Still time to sign up for this conference)