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Invasive European frog-bit found in Mid-Michigan - can impede boat traffic

Friday, September 4, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Liz Szlaga
Invasive European frog-bit found in Mid-Michigan - can impede boat traffic
It is critical for boaters, waterfowl hunters and anglers to help prevent further spread of Aquatic Invasive Species. The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy recently confirmed the presence of European frog-bit, an aquatic invasive plant, in four lakes within the Waterloo Recreation Area in Jackson and Washtenaw counties and one impoundment in the Dansville State Game Area in Ingham County. Aquatic invasive species have the potential to harm Michigan’s environment, economy and human health. European frog-bit, which resembles a miniature water lily with leaves about the size of a quarter, can form dense mats on the surface of slow-moving waters like bayous, backwaters and wetlands. These mats can impede boat traffic and alter food and habitat for ducks and fish. Please help spread the word about the importance of the Clean, Drain, Dry initiative to stop the spread. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDNR/bulletins/29cc281

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