Asian Clam Finding in Wisconsin Lake Provides Opportunity to Promote Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Prevention Behaviors

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.

The best means of prevention is following the Clean Boats, Clean Waters Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers steps of inspect, remove, drain and never move.


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