This is the time of the year where we really have to check our boats and trailers for Aquatic Invasive Species such as Curly Leaf and Eurasian Mil-foil. In the spring around June and early July a massive amount of lake plants grow and spread on the Jefferson Chain. When trailering your boat in and out of the Jefferson Chain, please make sure to remove every piece of plant material from your boat. It is also good practice to hose your boat and trailer off with fresh water when you get home.
The Le Sueur County Sheriff's department will be doing random inspections at local boat accesses over the summer to ensure that Aquatic Invasive Species are not accidentally transferred to other lakes the area. It is very important to stop Aquatic Hitchhikers by doing a thorough inspection of the boat hull, trailer, prop, sonar, and trailer wheels. Also make sure to drain live wells and any excess lake water from your boat. Just one seed from a plant such as Eurasian Mill foil can cause these invasive species to spread in other lakes and bodies of water. It is your responsibility to make sure your boat is clear of plant material and other foul.
Please contact the Le Sueur County Sheriff if you have any questions at 507-357-4440.