ALERT!!! - Red Swamp Crayfish is near us

 Did you see the DNR alert about the red swamp crayfish that the DC LA just emailed? This invasive has invaded Sunset Lake in Vicksburg. A boat from this lake was recently checked at our wash station and had to be washed before it was allowed to launch. Sunset Lake is connected to several other lakes including Austin and Barton. Since opening on May 15, 13 boats from Austin have been checked at our water station. Five boats have come from Barton Lake and one of those had to be washed. This crayfish is the second new aquatic invasive species discovered this year in our geographic area. European Frogbit was the first. That's two new reasons why our water station is so necessary.