Contact Us
Make My Homepage

What You Need To Know About Stopping The Spread Of Zebra Mussels [Watch]

As the invasive Zebra Mussels are being found in more and more Minnesota lakes, the Minnesota DNR’s fight to stop the spread is intensifying. The bottom line; if you fail to properly clean your boat — it’ll cost you $500. The DNR has hired 150 new boat inspectors and they are handing out tickets.

The DNR has ticketed 85 Minnesota boaters so far this season. Zebra Mussels were first found in Minnesota back in 1988. Zebra Mussels rob lakes & rivers of food and nutrients smaller animals depend on, knocking the food chain out of balance. The responsibility to stop the spread rests on all of our shoulders.

According to Minnesota State Law, you may not do any of the following. Doing so will likely result in that $500 fine.

  1. Transport watercraft without removing the drain plug.
  2. Arrive at lake access with drain plug in place.
  3. Transport aquatic plants, zebra mussels, or other prohibited species on any roadway.
  4. Launch a watercraft with prohibited species attached.
  5. Transport water from Minnesota lakes or rivers.
  6. Release live bait into the water.
Watch the ‘Clean, Drain & Dry’ Video:

Subscribe to 98.1 Minnesota’s New Country on

Bookmark Pete's Feed

Best of 98.1

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 98.1 Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 98.1 Insiders Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.