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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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Zebra Mussel explosion doubles water clarity in Lake Minnetonka

April 23, 2014
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Here is some of the research that we have discovered in our pursuit of the zebra mussel report prepared for you. The report will cover eradication, management of infestation, effect on property values, and damage to property. This report will go to all renewed members within the next couple of weeks. Herein is a shocking…

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Aquatic Invasive Species law results in Walleye Weekend rule change

April 16, 2014
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A new law that went on the books in Iowa last July 1st intended to curb the spread of aquatic invasive species has forced a rule change in this year's Walleye Weekend, and for future years.

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Zequanox offers muscle against mussels in Minnesota lakes

March 21, 2014
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A cluster of invasive zebra mussels attached to a native freshwater mussel from Lake Carlos in Minnesota. Such infestations lead to the larger mussel’s death. Credit D. P. Molloy/University at Albany

A number of people have seen the articles about a chemical that impacts zebra mussels in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and other newspapers. Mike Hawkins, Iowa DNR Fisheries Biologist, has provided the attached follow up article on the subject.

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New York Times: Science Takes On a Silent Invader

March 18, 2014
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A cluster of invasive zebra mussels attached to a native freshwater mussel from Lake Carlos in Minnesota. Such infestations lead to the larger mussel’s death. Credit D. P. Molloy/University at Albany

In an effort to keep our members informed on the Zebra Mussel issue in the Iowa Great Lakes, we share this article published recently in the New York Times. Since…

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IGLA Initiatives

February 26, 2014
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The Iowa Great Lakes Association (IGLA) is moving into high gear, pursuing three major initiatives: Funding for the Dickinson County Clean Water Alliance (DCWA) restoration program; Aggressively working on solutions for…

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Options for Zebra Mussel Eradication, Management

January 30, 2014
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Your association asked the DNR for their opinion on the possibilities of Zebra Mussel eradication, management of the infestation and estimates of damage. They have responded with a technical five…

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