Shawano County hosts tests of zebra mussel biocontrol

SHAWANO, Wis. – Federal scientists are bringing a mobile laboratory to the shores of Shawano Lake to test a new natural treatment to control zebra mussels, an aggressive, invasive aquatic species that can harm lake ecosystems, hamper recreation, and clog water uptake pipes.

U.S. Geological Survey scientists are bringing their 34-foot trailer custom built for aquatic research to the boat landing of Shawano County Lake Park for a week of testing from Sept. 4-9. DNR and Shawano County are assisting the project, which is led by the New York State Museum Field Research Laboratory and funded through a competitive grant awarded through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Scientists will be busy during the week running the experiments, but have set up a special demonstration and question and answer session for the public on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Shawano County Lake Park boat ramp, 5785 Lake Drive in Shawano. Outside of designated times, research will be underway and scientists will be unavailable for questioning.

To read the complete press release… Zebra Mussel Bio-Control Tests Begin in Wisconsin

Fox News also covered the story, watch their report below…

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