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AIS Prevention in Minnesota

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are non-native aquatic organisms living outside their historic range that have potential to cause harm to the local ecosystem.

About 7% of MN's more than 11,000 lakes are on the infested waters list. Less than 3% of Minnesota's lakes are listed as infested with Zebra Mussels.

Lac qui Parle lake was listed as infested with zebra mussels in 2016. While the lake has not been severely impacted by this invasion, we need to take proper precautions to not spread them to nearby waterways.

Nearby infestations:

​Whenever you are entering or leaving a waterbody be sure to follow the Clean, Drain, Dry ethics.