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DNR inspects boats for invasive species

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 LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants to remind boaters not to spread invasive species. Volunteers will be at area boat landings this weekend to help inspect boats and trailers for weeds or invasive species, like zebra mussels.

The DNR suggests draining all the water from your boat, and inspecting all your equipment carefully before you leave the river.  Brittany Harried, Aquatic Invasive Species Intern, said "The biggest thing is checking over your boats, making sure anything that has been attached whether a plant or an animal, making sure they remove that when they come out of the water."

"All it takes is a couple boaters or organisms to be transferred...if they have the right conditions they flourish," said Harried. This is the 6th year the DNR has gone out on the 4th of July weekend.

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