Summer fun often includes Camp Fires. Please remember that transporting firewood is one of the main ways that invasive species and tree diseases can be spread. It is a violation of FEDERAL LAW to transport firewood out of Michigan Due to the “Spongy Moth” infestation (formerly known as Gypsy Moth) It is also illegal to move firewood from Lower Michigan to upper Michigan (Oak Wilt, Emerald Ash Borer etc). Any firewood you buy should be certified that it was properly heat treated. Burn it where you buy it or cut it is a good rule to follow. Go to www.dontmovefirewood.com for more information. Make sure to completely extinguish your fires before leaving your campsite!
Clean Drain Dry your boats, Kayaks, Canoes, waders….actually, just about everything that touches the water.
Invasive species can move from one water body to another by riding on your equipment. Remove any vegetation from trailers, pull your drain plug, drain your wells, bilge, and any storage tanks. Recent news shows that the dreaded “Rock Snot” Didymoshpenia geminata and New Zeeland Mud Snails are spreading in Michigan waters. Do your part…CLEAN YOUR GEAR!!!
Yours in Conservation,