Battle over invasive species control heats up in Minnesota
Mike Davin, Senior Editor
August 10, 2012
Filed under Mike Davin
Preventing the spread of invasive species is a national issue, but an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune this morning looks at the controversial access controls proposed by one group in Minnesota.
The $8 million plan would require every public boat access in the metro area to have electronic gates regulating access. Boaters and anglers pushed back against the idea in a public meeting that the newspaper described as a “tense clash.”
A Watershed District board member said the plan was “one idea among many” in the fight against invasive species.
Finding a balance between preventing the spread of invasive species and allowing unrestricted access public waterways has proven to be a difficult task in many areas of the country.