Starry Trek registration now open

Submitted photo featured: Starry stonewort in Big Turtle Lake on Aug. 5, 2016.

Registration is now open for the annual Starry Trek, a volunteer event where lake lovers can help determine if aquatic invasive species are in neighborhood lakes.

The University of Minnesota Extension Office coordinates the effort across numerous agencies across the state.

Starry stonewort has already been discovered through previous Beltrami County Starry Trek events in Wolf Lake and Lake Beltrami.

No experience is needed and training is provided on-site. To register, visit

This year’s event is scheduled Aug. 21.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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