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Crow Wing County hosts aquatic invasive species education session

Learn more about aquatic invasive species in the Crow Wing County area and how to prevent the spread of them at a free education session hosted by the county.

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Zebra mussels are an aquatic invasive species that can cause problems on lakes by attaching to boat motors and boat hulls, docks, lifts, rocks and swimming areas. They can also clog irrigation intakes and other pipes. Submitted photo

NISSWA — Crow Wing County will host an aquatic invasive species education session for the public at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the Nisswa Lake Park immediately following the turtle races.

Aquatic invasive species are non-native plants or animals that live primarily in water and invade areas outside of their natural, historic range and can cause environmental damage by displacing native species, disrupting or changing habitat; and degrading water quality in streams, rivers and lakes.

County officials encourage those who are interested in seeing these species in person and learning valuable tools to prevent these invaders to participate in the education session.

Learn more about the county's aquatic invasive species prevention efforts and the 2021 AIS prevention plan by visiting crowwing.us/AIS .

Residents are encouraged to contact the land services office at 218-824-1010 or landservices@crowwing.us to discuss aquatic invasive species or other land use-related activities.

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