Help stop spread of invasive species

MUNISING — As you hit the water by boat this summer, you want to make sure that you’re not picking up and carrying any unwanted passengers.

While boating in Michigan, keep invasive species in mind. According to Munising Park Ranger Andrea Chynoweth, once an invasive species gets into a lake, it’s almost impossible to them get out they damage the lake.

To help stop the spread of invasive species, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is participating in The Landing Blitz to help educate boaters to help with it.

“It’s very simple, you don’t need to be able to identify the species or even be able to find them on your boat,” Chynoweth said, “The whole idea is to simply clean, drain and dry your boat before you leave the landing site, really easy.”

Some examples of invasive species here in the U–P are the Spiny Water Flea and Zebra Muscles. The Landing Blitz will be held tomorrow at Grand Sable Lake in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.