A new invasive species was found in Stratton Lake this summer – the Asian clam. Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) are a prohibited species in Wisconsin meaning there are only a few “pioneer populations.”
On Aug. 5, Wisconsin held its statewide Snapshot Day.
Volunteers checked public access points on lakes and rivers throughout Wisconsin for aquatic invasive species. Stratton Lake’s public boat launch was one of the sites searched, and the examination of the access led to the discovery of Asian clams. Click on the following sentence to access the full story.