Hubbard County lakeshore owners, anglers and boaters got a wake-up call when zebra mussel larvae were confirmed in Garfield Lake and Eurasian water milfoil found in Bad Axe Lake. Lake Benedict has also been listed as infested with zebra mussels due to its connection to Leech Lake.
Help! We're surrounded by Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). That message was the focus of the second Riverside Methodist Church AIS Event on March 20. Zebra mussels and other AIS have infested lakes in neighboring counties all around us and a new invader, Starry Stonewort, is to the south and north of Hubbard County.