Experts worry as invasive Starry Stonewort nears Lake Minnetonka

August 12, 2019by ncdea

MINNESOTA, Lake Minnetonka CD – A relatively new invasive species is showing up in lakes in the Twin Cities metro area and its presence has sparked an effort to keep it from spreading into Lake Minnetonka.

Experts say they want to get the word out about the Starry Stonewort because it threatens the water and possibly your water.

The aquatic invader has Vickie Schleuning, of the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District, very worried.

“The different part of his is that it’s very invasive once it captures the area,” she said.

Experts with the District are working to make sure the species stays out of the popular and massive Lake Minnetonka. The Lake’s shoreline is just a few miles away from Medicine Lake.

“It can impact property values, the fishing, the swimming, boating, all of that is affected in all of this,” said Schleuning.

Source: Experts worry as invasive Starry Stonewort nears Lake Minnetonka – Story | KMSP

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