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DNR Grants to Address Invasive Aquatic Vegetation

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Indiana DNR
Department of Natural Resource grants totaling 693-thousand dollars is set to be used to fund the battle against invasive aquatic vegetation in 53 Indiana lake, including a half-dozen in northwest Indiana. Several lakes in LaPorte, Porter, and Starke County will receive DNR grant money, which comes from the LARE fee paid annually by boat owners to the BMV. The DNR's Division of Fish and Wildlife reports the projects also provide economic benefits to the associated lake communities by offering increased opportunities for those who fish or pleasure boat.
April, 2013 LARE Invasive Aquatic Vegetation Management Grant Awards
Water body (County)
Project type
Grant award

Bass Lake (Starke)
Aquatic vegetation management treatment
$5,000

City of LaPorte Area Lakes-Clear, Pine, and Stone lakes (LaPorte)
Aquatic vegetation management survey, plan and treatment
$66,800

Fish Lake Area-Upper Fish, Lower Fish and Mud lakes (LaPorte)
Aquatic vegetation management survey, plan and treatment
$32,000

Hudson Lake (LaPorte)
Aquatic vegetation management survey, plan and treatment
$11,920

Koontz Lake (Starke)
Aquatic vegetation management survey, plan and treatment
$13,000

Valparaiso Area Lakes-Flint and Long lakes (Porter)
Aquatic vegetation management survey, plan and treatment
$16,750

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