Everyone who uses the lake needs to be on the look out for invasive species. This page is meant to be used as a quick identification guide. If you suspect a weed or mussel, use this guide as a start. Then notify Nicole Kovar, Invasive Species Specialist - MNDNR at (218)-616-8102. and the Association (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Starry Stonewort: AIS Starry Stonework ID guide: Starry stonewort is a non-native species of large algae in the Characeae family. It has whorls of 4-6 long branchlets. It is more robust than most members of its family, and can grow to over two meters tall. Anchored by colorless filaments (rhizoids) that contain up to several dozen 4-5mm, star-shaped bulbils, starry stonewort typically grows in marl sediments of alkaline lakes, up to 9 meters deep. video of starry stonewort
DNR Zebra Mussel ID guide
Curly Leaf Pond weed grows from the shore to depths of up to 15 feet. Leaves are somewhat stiff
and crinkled, approximately 1/2-inch wide and 2 to 3 inches long; leaves are arranged alternately around the stem, and become more dense toward the end of branches; produces winter buds.
Links for more detailed information:
Hubbard County COLA Identification page
DNR Invasive Aquatic ID guide
Hubbard County COLA Lake Monitoring Plan