You know what they say: Good fences make Great Lakes. Or, at least that’s what shoreline residents of Minnesota think. In a last-ditch attempt to stymie the explosion of zebra mussels in Minneapolis-area waters, the lakeside homeowners want to install 26 gated checkpoints at each access route to Lake Minnetonka. Recreational boaters voiced their concerns at Thursday’s Minnehaha Creek Watershed District meeting, arguing that they were being cut off from a public resource. On the other hand, the $8-million project could put an end to those invasive zebra mussels, which drain lake resources and make it tough for native species to survive.

What do you think: better safe than sorry, or is this overkill?