Starry Stonewart Discovered in Lake Minnewaska
GLENWOOD -- Starry Stonewart has been found in another Minnesota lake.
The Department of Natural Resources says the invasive aquatic species was found in Pope County's Lake Minnewaska.
Invasive species specialists confirmed abundant growth of Starry Stonewart among native aquatic plants in the narrow Lake Minnewaska marina off the main body of the lake. Additional searches are being completed to see if the algae is anywhere beyond the marina.
Starry Stonewart can form dense mats which can interfere with the use of a lake and compete with native plants.
There are now 11 lakes in Minnesota where Starry Stonewart has been confirmed.