2 Things To Do When You're at the Lake
- Leave nothing in the Lake. We all enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming in the Great Lakes–the most beautiful waters in the world. Be careful not to dump cigarette butts, cans and other waste into the Lakes, this litter ends up on local beaches, endangering the health of tourists, residents and wildlife up and down our coasts.
- Stamp out invasive species–keep boats, four-wheelers, and other gear clean. Are you sick and tired of invasive weeds that fill our lakes and wetlands and invasive critters that out-compete our native fish? You can help prevent the spread of the problem every time you move your boat, trailer, four-wheeler and even your feet from one water body to another. Make sure you wash them off thoroughly. Invasive species, from zebra mussels to Eurasian watermilfoil spread through the seeds, roots, critters and plant matter that stick to our boats, tires, shoes and gear. And if you fish, don't dump live bait in the waters–they could be exotic or invasive species.
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Information about invasive species including the best procedures to use too prevent the spread of invasives.
A Field Guide to Aquatic Invaders Minnesota Sea Grant gives details and pictures about the most common aquatic invasive species of the Midwest