DNR Video Explains New Aquatic Invasive Species Law

DNR Video Explains New Aquatic Invasive Species Law

June 10, 2011 Updated Jun 10, 2011 at 4:16 PM CDT

(Northland's NewsCenter) The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has produced an instructional video that explains the state’s new aquatic invasive species laws and shows boaters what they are required to do when leaving Minnesota waters.

 “The DNR is ramping up the battle to stop the spread of zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and other aquatic invasive species,” said Luke Skinner, supervisor, DNR invasive species unit. “The video shows boaters how to clean and inspect their boats and explains the new, stronger regulations.”

The four-minute video features underwater footage of zebra mussels, takes viewers along on a boat inspection at Lake Minnetonka, and provides tips for doing a thorough cleaning that will keep boaters legal.

“It’s about personal responsibility,” Skinner said. “We need all boaters and anglers to watch the video and help us in the battle to slow the spread of aquatic invasive species.”