Lotus Lake Conservation Alliance
Committed to protecting and improving Lotus Lake and surrounding wetland areas
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are non-native plants, animals and pathogens that harm native species, ecosystems, lake habitat, and potentially human health, both physically and economically.
Minnesota waters are being harmed by by aquatic invasive species. It is illegal to transport any aquatic plants or weeds, zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, New Zealand mudsnails or other invasive species, including launching a boat or trailer with these species attached.
Lotus currently has common Carp, but what are Silver and Asian Carp or any and how can they effect our lakes? Smaller than a dime, how many of these mud snails could hide on your motor? Do you know how a tiny piece of milfoil can populate a entire lake?
On the watch? More from the DNR
How do Lotus Lake's existing AIS, Eurasian milfoil and Common Carp affect water quality? Find out
- About 5% of Minnesota's more than 11,000 lakes are on the infested waters list.
- Less than 2% of Minnesota lakes currently listed as infested with zebra mussels, but this number is increasing dramatically each year..
The LLCA understands that prevention is the key to keeping the waters healthy for all to enjoy. Zebra Mussels are the main focus for inspections, but not the only concern as other AIS are also on the horizon.
Lotus Lake residents and visitors are not alone in the concern over AIS impacts.