Aquatic Invasive Species

Lake Winnibigoshish and zebra mussels were the main topics of a public meeting held by the Minnesota DNR in Grand Rapids this week. Lake Winnibigoshish large lake fisheries specialist Gerry Albert was there to lead the discussion with over 100 individuals in attendance. People wanted to know how zebra mussels got into Lake Winnie, what impact they have on the lake, and what the future impacts might be.

Quinn Swanson

Mike Duval and Phil Hunsicker are keynote speakers for this year's Back to Basics workshop in Pine River. Both of them work for the MN DNR's Division of Ecological and Water Resources. Phil is an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Planner and Mike is District Manager. They're also both musicians in the band Hans Blix and the Weapons Inspectors.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/aquatic/index.html

We welcomed back MN DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr today.  He gave us a broad understanding of what public lands are in MN and how are state is different.  We also covered conservation legacy partners grants, aquatic invasive species, Mille Lacs lake and other issues.  Tune in! 

https://www.maisrc.umn.edu/ais-detector

Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community?  Sometimes that might mean being an usher at your church or working at the food shelf or hosting a program on KAXE/KBXE.  If you are a scientist, there is a new program that could use your help in combating Aquatic Invasive Species like zebra mussels, starry stonewort and others.