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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!

August 28, 2009

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Quagga and Zebra Mussels are common examples of invasive aquatic species, devastating to fish and the economies of communities that depend upon them.  The water bodies listed below are known to be infested with these non-native organisms.  Please study this listing and determine if any of these lakes are within your normal seaplane operational areas.



While all invasive species are nearly impossible to eradicate once established in water bodies, relatively simple precautions can prevent their spread to pristine waters.  Invasive species can hitchhike on small fragments of seaweeds caught on floats, rudders, etc. or in even a few small drops of bilge water.  But as pervasive as these organisms are, they don’t live long out of water.

Practice these simple precautions asked of our boating friends:

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