Re-invigorated Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program in MN

. . . new (and touted as “much improved” when first launched) aquatic invasive species prevention and control program now scrambling after the shutdown.

. . . DNR aquatic invasive species specialists are scrambling to make up lost time [while gov. quit working, zebra mussels in Minnesota’s 50 or so infested lakes and rivers likely kept multiplying]

Particularly targeted by inspectors will be zebra mussel-infested lakes that are heavily used by transient boaters, such as Minnetonka and Mille Lacs.

DNR continues to ask for more state funds to combat infestation: “By next summer, we hope to have a fleet of between 20 and 40 decontamination stations throughout the state,” Skinner said, adding that in any event most examinations likely won’t reveal zebra mussels stuck to a boat.

Full story here.