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The Iowa Great Lakes Association is committed to the Lakes area and its watershed. We promote environmental improvements and are an active influence in promotion for environmental health and quality-of-life in the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Scientist Introduces Product To Help Solve Zebra Mussel Problem In Great Lakes Area

September 15, 2014
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These aren't the mussels you get at restaurants. They're another kind that aren't so friendly. ABC Channel 9 covers zebra mussel story.

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Dead bacteria could help reduce zebra mussel infestations

September 11, 2014
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By Russ Mitchell, Managing Editor Dickinson County News Local officials think a population explosion for zebra mussels may be inevitable. A research scientist from New York will be in the area Thursday and Friday to discuss potential solutions. DNR officials and ecology watchdogs have been…

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Important Zebra Mussel Meeting Friday

September 8, 2014
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The Iowa Great Lakes community has been concerned about the spread of zebra mussels ever since the first signs of zebra mussels were found two years ago. Although the numbers of zebra mussels have not been huge so far, we could be on the verge…

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New York Times to feature Lakes area

August 28, 2014
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A New York Times article features the Iowa Great Lakes area. The print edition is scheduled to come out on Sunday, but you can get a preview of the story…

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$1 million carp barrier having impact in Iowa Great Lakes, officials say

August 26, 2014
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Three years after two Asian carp were netted in East Lake Okoboji, officials believe they stopped the voracious aquatic invaders. The invasive species swam into the lakes during flooding in…

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IGLA brings Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds to Lakes area

August 25, 2014
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Dickinson County Nature Center had the honor of hosting a reenactment of the signing of Senate File 2349 by Gov. Terry Branstad Saturday, Aug. 23. About 20 members of the…

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