STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT The Goby and the Lamprey
Standing along the Duluth harbor in view of the Duluth lift bridge last Thursday afternoon, I found myself doing something rather out-of-the ordinary - fishing.
Oh, fishing is nothing new to me - it ... Posted on 6/20/11 at 9:35 PM
WORTHINGTON — Last year, boaters in southwest Minnesota may have received a free pass — a warning instead of a citation — if they forgot to pull the plug on their bilge tank before leaving a lake. This year, with stepped up enforcement and a heightened concern for the spread of invasive species like zebra mussel and Asian (bighead or silver) carp, fines will be issued.
WORTHINGTON — The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District, Lake Okabena Improvement Association and Heron Lake Watershed District will host an aquatic invasive species educational program at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Farmer’s Room of the Nobles County Government Center, 315 Tenth St., Worthington.
The invasive Asian carp has been pushing northward for years. Will it conquer Minnesota’s waters? ST. PAUL — New tests show Asian carp likely are not colonizing Minnesota waters, however, experts say that shoudn’t slow efforts to stop the invasive fish.
WORTHINGTON — The Heron Lake Watershed District (HLWD), in partnership with the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District (OOWD) and the Lake Okabena Improvement Association, will host a public information meeting regarding aquatic invasive species at 7 p.m., April 23 in the Farmer’s Room at the Nobles County Government Center, 318 Ninth St., Worthington.
Zebra mussels, carp, and algal blooms to be tackled
WORTHINGTON — From keeping invasive species like zebra mussels out of local lakes, researching ways to reduce the number and duration of algal blooms and finding ways to rid lakes of common carp, the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District has a lot of work before it in the coming year.
ALEXANDRIA - Buckthorn, a small, shrubby tree, is a nonnative species that has become a big problem in Minnesota’s woodlands and wetlands. In 1999, buckthorn was identified as a restricted noxious weed. This means that its sale, transportation or movement is prohibited statewide by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Robin Trott, Extension Educator, Alexandria Echo Press
, November 18, 2009
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