Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

AIS Curly-Leaf Pondweed Detected in Mitchell Lake

In July of 2014, during a Fifty Lakes Property Owners Association sponsored inspection by PLM Corp., Curly Leaf Pondweed (CLP) was discovered near the public access. It was not found in a subsequent August inspection or in a DNR inspection in September. CLP is a cold-water plant and tends to die back in warmer water temperatures. FLPOA is planning to enlist DNR AIS Specialist, Dan Swanson, to do a whole lake assessment in late May or early June of 2015.

Please help us by keeping your eyes open this spring for suspicious plants. If you discover a suspicious plant, please contact a FLPOA Board Member. If CLP is found during the DNR assessment, we would also ask that you participate in a dialogue concerning treatment options. The good news is that if is detected early, CLP is treatable.

Please click on the links below to learn more. Your awareness and cooperation are very much appreciated as we strive to keep Aquatic Invasive Species out of our lakes.

Minnesota DNR Curly-Leaf Pondweed Information

Curly-Leaf Pondweed Fact Sheet

Curly-Leaf Pondweed Training Module

Aquatic Invasive Species Links

How Can You Stop the Spread of AIS?

AIS Infested Waters Summary (AIS Images & Identification)

Minnesota List of Infested Waters

Minnesota DNR Invasive Aquatic Animals

USDA Minnesota Invasive Species

Swim with the DNR and Learn about Zebra Mussels

Watch a short video and learn about the origin of Zebra Mussels, their impacts, infestation, and how you can help stop the spread of this aquatic invasive species.

♦ Swim with the DNR – Video

♦ Download and View a List of Zebra Mussel Infested Waters