Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan wildlife departments are joining forces to prevent the spread of invasive hitchhikers.
Many Midwest boaters travel across state borders to get to their favorite water bodies, which unfortunately introduces plenty of opportunities to move invasive species from one place to the next.
In response to the issue, they’re sharing the same message through a Minnesota DNR YouTube video that was unveiled last May.
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With the cooperation across state borders that this video suggests, invasive species like zebra mussels, spiny water fleas, and Eurasian water milfoil may meet their match, and at least stop being introduced to new water bodies while officials focus on finding ways to get rid of them completely.
There are lots of ways to help prevent invasive hitchhikers, and plenty of them are easy. Follow the suggestions of the Great Lakes states no matter where you are, and you’ll be doing yourself and the environment a favor.
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