Weed control measures planned for south shore of Lake Bemidji along Paul Bunyan Drive
Bemidji, Mn. - In an effort to control the spread of weeds along the south shore of Lake Bemidji and State Highway 197 (Paul Bunyan Drive), the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT), along with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (Mn/DNR), will be conducting a controlled burn beginning at around 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13th according to Larry Puchalski, Mn/DOT's District 2 Environmental Specialist.
Puchalski said the controlled burn will allow the ground to warm more quickly and green up sooner.
Puchalski added, "As new growth takes place, Mn/DOT will conduct periodic spot spraying on noxious weeds using herbicides recommended by the DNR."
advising drivers to keep alert when traveling through the area
and to be prepared for any vehicles slowing down or making sudden
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