New area of Iowa Great Lakes targeted to kill invasive plant

State officials have treated a 19 acre section of the state’s deepest natural lake to kill a fast-spreading, invasive plant. Mike Hawkins, a fisheries biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says Eurasian watermilfoil was discovered in three canals on West Okoboji Lake this summer. “The Miller’s Bay canal system, the West Okoboji Harbor system […]

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Kathleen “Kay” Schmitt

Kathleen “Kay” Schmitt passed away peacefully at her home on the afternoon of June 18, 2024, surrounded by her three daughters.

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