Invasive species discovered in Bald Eagle Lake

Zebra mussels appear to have spread to Bald Eagle Lake. The DNR is conducting surveys to determine the extent of the spread. 

The Bald Eagle Area Association reports a fully developed zebra mussel was found on the south side of Bald Eagle Lake last weekend. It is a third of an inch long and has the classic look of a zebra mussel, brownish with visible striations and D-shaped.

People who live and use the lake are asked to check dock posts, boat lift frames and under rocks. If you find something, capture and save it and call Kathy Fleming at 651-429-3610. Fleming is in charge of the association's monitoring system. The Ramsey Conservation District has been advised. The DNR is investigating to determine how established the populations are and whether treatment options are possible.



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