For the second time in just over one year, Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) staff responded to a citizen inquiry about invasive zebra mussels found attached to a vessel prior to its launch into Lake Lanier.
“We are grateful for the keen eye of this particular boat owner, and we extend thanks to him for being observant and contacting WRD in a timely manner,” said Jim Page, WRD Aquatic Nuisance Species Program Manager. “Zebra mussels pose a significant ecological and economic risk to our state so we encourage boaters to follow this lead and thoroughly inspect your boat, trailer, and gear for any unwanted ‘hitchhikers’ prior to use in any Georgia waters, and always contact your local WRD office should you have questions.” Continue Reading Here….
- Find out more about Zebra Mussels, and other Aquatic Nuisance Species, HERE
- CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY your boat after use, and be aware of the potential for transferring these invasive mussels from waters in other states.
- Report Aquatic Invasives to Your Local WRD Fisheries Management Office.