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Too little done about invasive species

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Minnesota's lakes are under attack.

Aquatic invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil, curly-leaf pondweed, zebra mussels and others are inexorably advancing, carried from lake to lake on boats and trailers.

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They clog creeks, choke shallows, foul intakes, slime beaches, destroy native fish and plant ecosystems, and cost tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in lost recreation, mitigation and eroded property values yearly.

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