Attention boaters, lake shore residents, and outdoor enthusiasts:
As you use your boats, lifts, and other water craft this spring/summer, please make sure to check them for invasive species before moving them to/from lakes. Two lakes in Scott County currently have zebra mussels: Upper and Lower Prior Lakes. We need everyone’s help to keep them from spreading to other lakes. Once they are in a waterbody, they are both expensive and difficult to remove. Please help us keep our waters safe and clean of aquatic invasive species.
Zebra Mussels stick to everything from other mussels to shopping carts. They're sharp and can cut the feet of dogs and swimmers. They cause BILLIONS of dollars in damages every year. Click on the above pictures for links to brochures.
Click on this picture for training and permit links
If you find zebra mussels or anything else that looks suspicious attached to your equipment, please contact the Department of Natural Resources at 1-651-259-5100. Please ask to speak to an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Specialist.
Learn tips on how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species to Scott County in thisbrochure.
You can also find more information on the DNR website here:
Did you know you need a permit to transport watercraft or equipment infested with Aquatic Invasive Species like the zebra mussel? Check out the above link to find out what you need to do to be in compliance with the law!