Kiwanis club learns about local mussel research facility

The Lake City Kiwanis Club learned about the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources mussel research facility here in our town.

Kate Holcomb, with this program, explained how mussels are great environmental indicators since they filter the water, provide habitat for other aquatic creatures and are like a fresh water coral reef.

She said there are 53 different mussel species in Minnesota and they are working to raise mussels to place in areas where they are absent in the Cannon, Mississippi and Vermillion Rivers, plus statewide as well.


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