HIGGINS LAKE – Rotary Club of Roscommon members and Higgins Lake Foundation volunteers will “rock the ramp’at the South State Park July 1-10.
The event is designed to educate boaters about how they can help prevent the spread of harmful species during Michigan’s third Annual Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz at boat landings around the state.
The Landing Blitz is sponsored by the Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Natural Resources, and Agriculture and Rural Development, in partnership with local organizations as part of Michigan’s annual Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week.
The event is a collaborative outreach campaign to raise awareness about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) through recreational boating and related activities. This year’s Landing Blitz will build on the previous events. Local volunteer partners will deliver consistent messaging about preventing the introduction and spread of AIS from the movement of watercraft and equipment between water bodies at both public and private boating access sites throughout the state.
Aquatic invasive species crowd out native species, disrupt lake ecosystems, and interfere with boating, fishing, and other recreation. Boaters will learn simple steps they can take to help prevent the spread of unwanted aquatic plants and animals such as Eurasian Milfoil.
To prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species and protect Michigan’s aquatic resources, boaters, anglers, and others enjoying Michigan’s waters are required to:
- Remove aquatic plants from boats, boating equipment, and boat trailers before launching a boat.
- Drain live wells, bilges, and all water from boats before leaving a boating access site.
To volunteer for the event please call the Higgins Lake Foundation a