Dispose of Aquarium Plants Appropriately

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From the Minnesota DNR: “The recent discovery of a non-native aquatic plant in Minnesota is a reminder that people should always dispose of aquarium or water garden plants or animals appropriately ? not by releasing them into the environment. Invasive species staff with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources identified java water dropwort in an isolated small pond in Le Sueur County. The wetland plant is native to Southeast Asia and is sometimes sold for ornamental purposes. DNR staff said the plant was likely released into the wild by someone who didn?t understand the harm non-native plants can cause.”  Read the complete article here:  http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/2017/01/23/invasive-java-water-dropwort-found-in-le-sueur-county/#more-18961

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