Please take these steps every time you leave a lake or river - whether or not it's
- Clean all aquatic plants, zebra mussels, and other invasive species from boats, trailers, and water-related equipment.
- Drain water from your boat, ballast tanks, motor, live well and bait container. Remove drain plugs and keep drain plugs out while transporting equipment.
- Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash. To keep live bait, drain the water and refill the bait container with bottled or tap water.
- Dry for at least 5 days or If you can, also wash with a hot water high pressure washer. Best practice is the use of a decontamination station.
On Long Lake we have a free hot water decontamination station located near the transfer station on County Road 6. Call ahead for your appointment, available 7 days a week: 218 252 6738. Find more details at on our "Protect Our Lake" page found in the tabs above or by clicking here: https://www.longlakeliving.org/p/protect-our-lake.html
The association has contacted resorts, campgrounds, fishing clubs, lake service providers, Hubbard County, Henrietta and Hubbard townships, and has updated our kiosks at the north and south accesses. We need your help by talking to your neighbors who might not see information from the Association about stopping the spread of AIS. Also, it would be good to give this information to all your family and friends who come to visit. Make sure they decontaminate their equipment before launching and after leaving the lake. Remember the area decontamination station is free. Information can be found by clicking on the "Decontamination Station" tab above or following this link: https://www.longlakeliving.org/p/blog-page_6.html
have questions call or text our certified AIS detectors, Sharon Natzel
at 763-355-7908 or Jim Blodgett at 651-395-9317. Remember that lakeshore owners
are not liable if a zebra mussel is found on their equipment.