This past week things really started to hit me hard after reading about Zebra mussels in Lake Le Homme Dieu in Alexandria. I now think it's just a matter of time before all of our lakes have some sort of invasive specie in it. You see Le Homme Dieu is part of the Alexandria chain, there are many lakes connected to this chain. Lake Carlos being one of them. Lake Carlos is also the starting point of the Long Prairie River. It flows East, North East to the town of Motley where it then drains into the Crow Wing River. Not to mention that there is a high water over flow ditch connected to the Long Prairie River that feeds into lake Osakis. Osakis in a round about way is the start of the Sauk River, but it must pass threw several small lakes before it gets that far. I don't know if we can educate any more than we already are. There are plenty of signs at every boat launch, but these invaders still keep finding new homes each year.
Please people ... We all need to work a little harder to slow down the spread.
Good luck this weekend, be safe, have fun, and don't forget to clean off your trailers and drain all of the water out of your boats.