The Indiana DNR is seeking volunteers to help gather information on recreational use at large northern Indiana lakes to learn about the spread of aquatic species.

Lakes involved in the project are Bass, Manitou, Maxinkuckee, Wawasee, Webster and Winona.

Volunteers will monitor selected boat ramps during high-use times to record boats entering or leaving the lake and if any aquatic species, such as plants, mussels or invertebrates are attached. Volunteers will also record the type of watercraft and its home state, according to license plate.

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