Educational kiosk installed at Wolf Lake WMA
As a part of his 2019 Eagle Scout project, Isaac Zinniel of Park Rapids created an informational kiosk for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' Wolf Lake Wildlife Management Area undeveloped access.
The kiosk was installed on Thursday, May 9, in time for the Minnesota Walleye Fishing Opener with a number of the collaborating organizations present. Wolf Lake boaters using the WMA undeveloped access in the northeastern part of Hubbard County near Bemidji will now have an opportunity to learn about the aquatic invasive species Starry Stonewort discovered in August 2018, directly in the access traffic pathway in the lake. They will learn techniques to avoid chopping it, for example. Just one small piece of the green algae or a star-shaped tiny white bulbil can cause the Starry Stonewort to spread in other areas of Wolf Lake or to other lakes and rivers.
The Clean-Drain-Dry message on the kiosk may also help remind lake users of techniques to prevent the spread of AIS such as adult Zebra Mussels hiding on vegetation or attached to lifts, docks, trailers or boats, for example.