Invasive Mussel Collaborative

 

Invasive Mussel Collaborative Control Demonstration Project

The Invasive Mussel Collaborative released its Strategy to Advance Management of Invasive Zebra and Quagga Mussels in 2018. This strategy offers a roadmap to improve invasive mussel control in the Great Lakes region. As a first step towards implementation of the strategy, the Invasive Mussel Collaborative is working with the National Park Service and a variety of other partners to conduct a demonstration control project for invasive mussels at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Lake Michigan. This project expands an existing National Park Service project to remove invasive mussels in an effort to reduce the presence of nuisance algae and incidences of avian botulism at Sleeping Bear Dunes. To learn more about this project and its progress in demonstrating feasibility of invasive mussel control in high priority areas of open water systems, please visit the Invasive Mussel Collaborative website or read our fact sheet.

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