Guardians of the lake | University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Guardians of the lake

Life in Minnesota depends on water. But zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species are having a devastating effect on the state’s lakes and the businesses and recreation that depend on them. A project on Lake Minnetonka is looking for solutions to controlling zebra mussel populations, and increase the health of the lake. It’s a collaboration between the one-of-a kind Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center at the University of Minnesota and the US Geological Survey. If successful, the treatment could provide a blueprint for preserving this treasured resource.

Learn more about this project.

Meet the people behind the story

Angelique Dahlberg, PhD student
Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Gabriel Jabbour, owner, Tonka Bay Marina
Gabriel Jabbour
Owner, Tonka Bay Marina
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities