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As invasive European frog-bit spreads, boaters reminded to ‘Clean, Drain and Dry’

From: Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources

European frog-bit, an invasive aquatic plant, has been found in the lower Lincoln River in Mason County. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy also has confirmed the presence of European frog-bit in several other locations across the state.

An illustration of European frog-bit, a free-floating aquatic plant that looks like a miniature water lily. Illustration by Bruce Kerr. “Because aquatic invasive plants like European frog-bit are difficult and costly to control, we are reminding boaters, waterfowl hunters and anglers to remove plants and debris from boats, trailers and gear after each use to prevent the spread of this and other invasive species,” said Joanne Foreman, invasive species communications coordinator with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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