Department of Natural Resources will use county ponds to rear walleyes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will have access to ponds in Washington County Parks to use for rearing walleyes, after the County Board gave its approval to the project Feb. 24.
The DNR requested access to Warikois pond in Big Marine Park Reserve and Louise Lake in Pine Point Park. It has used these ponds for a number of years.
The walleye is native to most of Minnesota, and is popular as a game and food fish. To ensure that lakes produce enough walleyes to keep up with growing angler demand, the DNR protects habitat, limits the catch through regulations, and stocks fish where natural reproduction is limited and other desirable fish species will not be harmed.

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