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Zebra Mussel LbNA #75879

Owner:Silver Eagle Supporter Verified
Plant date:Jan 5, 2022
Location: Russell Park
Found by: PI Joe
Last found:Dec 9, 2023
Last edited:Jan 6, 2022
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 1 mile RT)
Status: alive

Zebra mussels are destructive shellfish that multiply at a high rate. Originally from southern Russia and Ukraine, zebra mussels found their way to the Great Lakes in the 1980s and have since made their way south. They were first found in Lake Georgetown in 2017 and efforts to limit their spread are ongoing. This box, with the only zebra mussel that should be allowed near the lake, can be found on the Goodwater Loop Trail in Russell Park.

Head west on Williams Dr & then turn left onto FM3405 and left again onto CR 262. Go about 1.5 miles to Russell Park. After entering in thru one gate and fence drive straight in towards the entrance pay station but just before getting there, turn right and loop back towards the north and then turn left into the hikers parking lot at the Goodwater Loop trailhead.
Go west on Goodwater Trail, passing MM #16.6, bench on left, & rock outcrop on right to MM #16. Continue 75 steps to multi-trunk cedar tree on right side of trail. Walk behind cedar 15 steps up to a medium oak tree. LB is at back base under a rock & leaves.

Hike length: 1 mile