PGOLID does a lot of work to prevent the spread of invasive species into and out of the lakes. We encourage our residents to follow the MN Invasive Species Laws, MN DNR.
Zebra mussels were found in Pelican Lake in 2009. PGOLID monitors the distribution and density of both Zebra mussel adults and their microscopic larvae called veligers. See the links below for more information.
PGOLID started a Curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) treatment program in 2005. This project has shown a great reduction in CLP and is an ongoing project. A total of 44.5 acres were treated in both Pelican and Little Pelican Lakes in 2015. See the links below for more information.
Flowering Rush is a problem in Detroit, Sallie and Melissa Lakes, which are upstream from Pelican Lake. Each summer, PGOLID hand-removes the Flowering rush in the Pelican River between Buck’s Mill and Little Pelican Lake to prevent it from spreading into the Pelican Lakes. This prevention program has been successful in stopping the downstream spread.