Protect Lake Mitchell

10 Things You Can Do to Protect Lake Mitchell


1. Wash, drain, and clean your boat to keep invasive species out of the lake. 

2. To guard against introducing VHS fish virus, only use minnows bought at authorized bait shops or ones caught in Lake Mitchell.

3. Check to make sure you aren’t growing phragmites plants in your yard. This invasive plant will destroy our wetlands.

4. Use phosphorus-free fertilizers. 

5. Practice catch-and-release with walleyes to help rehabilitate that fishery. 

6. Develop a greenbelt along your shoreline 

7. If a seawall is needed, consider using only rock or seawall with rock rip rap to minimize wave action erosion. 

8. Do not feed waterfowl to help prevent swimmer’s itch. 

9. Remove purple loosestrife from your shoreline. 

10. Do not rake leaves or deposit lawn clippings into the lake.