Silent Invaders: Mussels

You can help control this nuisance by remembering to Clean, Drain and Dry your boat.

One of the most persistent invasive species is the Zebra Mussel. This voracious bivalve filters out the plankton critical to our fisheries at an alarming rate. They clog underwater pipes and equipment along with their cousin, the Quagga Mussel.

Controlling these invasives has become a big issue, and recreational boaters are on the front line of defense. It is one of the reasons to always clean, drain and dry your boat before you leave the lake.

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