Missouri Hosting Forums on Preventing Invasive Algae

8 years 3 days 17 hours ago Saturday, February 19 2011 Feb 19, 2011 Saturday, February 19, 2011 3:17:28 PM CST February 19, 2011 in Continuous News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Department of Conservation has announced plans to host several public forums to educate people about an invasive form of algae.

The department said in a news release that it's holding the forums in March and April to teach boaters and anglers about "didymo" or "rock snot," an algae that disrupts the food chain by making thick layers along the bottom of streams and lakes. The department said the algae have been found south of the Missouri-Arkansas border in the White River. The department said it is important to keep recreational equipment clean to prevent the alga from spreading.

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