Sept 2019 Zebra Mussel Update:
Zebra Mussels have been detected in Hand Lake. A meeting will be held to discuss the extent of the infestation and what our next steps will be. The meeting will be on October 18 at 10 AM in the Ponto Lake Town Hall on Hwy 84. Present will be Levy Bergstrom from Cass County Environmental Services and Nicole Kovar, an invasive species specialist from the MnDNR. Some members from the Association of Cass County Lakes will also be present. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
In light of the discovery of the mussels, when taking out your dock and boat lift this fall, look carefully for any mussels attached to the structures. Report your findings to your association director or any association board member or directly to the MnDNR Invasive Species Specialist, Nicole Kovar, (218-616-8102). This will help to establish the range of infestation.