Aquatic Invasive Species

What are Aquatic Invasive Species?

Aquatic Invasive Species are plants and animals (mussels) that can infest our lake, damage pumps and irrigation systems, and clog boat props. 

Once established, aquatic invasive species are almost impossible to remove. 

What you can do to protect Chestermere Lake:

If you want to launch a boat that has been in any body of water outside of Alberta:
  • Clean: Always clean, drain, and dry your boat and all recreational gear.
  • Dry: Keep the boat out of the water for at least 30 days to ensure no mussels have survived.
  • Inspect: If it has not been out of the water for more than 30 days, have your boat inspected. Call Toll Free: 1 855 336-2628 (BOAT) for the nearest inspection site.

Flowering Rush

Lakefront Homeowners:

The City is looking to partner with residents to properly and safely remove flowering rush from our Lake. Watch this quick video from Nicole Kimmel on how to remove flowering rush during the fall when the lake is lowered. A flowering rush disposal bin is located at the Public Works building. Please contact the Parks Department if you have any questions: 403-207-2807 or
(403) 207-2807 

Learn More: 
 Information about Chestermere's work on Aquatic Invasive Species


General Resources & Information


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