Roadside Pick Up of Aquatic Vegetation will Continue Through September 28

Roadside Pick Up of Aquatic Vegetation will Continue Through September 28 Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) - The Pelican River Watershed District will continue their roadside pick up of aquatic vegetation through the week of September 28.

Residents on lakes Detroit, Curfman, Sallie and Melissa have experienced an increased amount of native plants washing up on shore.

The district does not treat native plants, however they attribute the plant abundance partly to Zebra Mussel infestation, "with clearer water, plants are growing at deeper depths; more plants, along with high winds have contributed to many plants on the shorelines," the district says.

Conditions have been favorable for aquatic plant growth for much of the 2020 summer months.

The Pelican River Watershed District removes aquatic plant debris that is piled on the boulevard each week from June through September. Pickup is limited to aquatic plants that have been placed next to, but off, the road on the owner’s property.

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