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The Melissa-Sallie Lake Association and Lakeview Township Board have moved large boulders to commons areas where people launched boats on the two lakes to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The areas are still open during the day for swimming and picnicking though. Photo By: Brian Basham

DL area Lakes Sallie, Melissa commons closed to boats

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In order to protect their lakes from aquatic invasive species, the Melissa-Sallie Lake Association and Lakeview Township have closed several public commons on lakes Sallie and Melissa.

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"The concern is that boats showing up to use them were not necessarily people from those lake areas," said Ken Shroyer of Lakeview Township. "The lake association was just trying to make sure these people got focused to the launch sites that are being monitored.

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