Featured photo courtesy of Leech Lake DRM depicting a solar-powered CD3 station.
The Leech Lake Department of Resource Management recently installed new equipment in the fight against aquatic invasive species.
Three new grant-funded CD3 stations were installed last month, one on Cass Lake and two on Lake Winnibigoshish, and one more has yet to be installed.
All of these stations are solar-powered and self-operated, equipped with a shop vac, air blower, boat brushes, and other tools provided to remove plant and animal material from boats and trailers.
Starry Stonewort has been found in Cass Lake, Lake Winnie and in Leech Lake.
The DRM says it’s important to prevent further infestations and that they are “determined to preemptively protect our rice, fish and water from further AIS harm.”