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By Andi Bourne

AIS Sampling Ends for the Season - No Mussels Detected


November 16, 2017

Sara Halm, Swan Valley Connections

Members of Potomac School Explorers Club helped do the final sampling for aquatic invasive species on Holland Lake Oct. 27. "Our philosophy of education is the more we can get kids active in doing the better," said Swan Valley Connections Education Program Coordinator Sara Halm. "I'm hoping to get more kids involved in doing the active monitoring."

With snow coming early this year, the 2017 aquatic invasive species sampling wrapped up at the end of October. Clearwater Resource Council AIS Specialist Joann Wallenburn, field technician Swan Valley Connections' Caitlin Mitchell and Blackfoot Challenge project leader Jennifer Schonnen led the sampling efforts this year with the help of volunteers from the Blackfoot, Clearwater and Swan Valleys. To date, there has been no evidence of zebra mussels, Eurasian milfoil or Curly Leaf Pond Weed in area waters.

Since 2009, six lakes in the Clearwater were monitored: Lake Alva, Lake Inez, Seeley L...

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