Aquatic Invasive Species are present in Washington County!
FREE AIS ID Workshops - RSVP here (not required but strongly preferred)
Join us for a free workshop about curly leaf, milfoil, zebra mussels, and other aquatic invasive species. You will have an opportunity to hear updates about your lake and connect with local resources.
Forest Lake - Monday, June 19 @ 6:30p.m.
Meet at the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District Office
44 Lake St S, Forest Lake, MN 55025
Lake Elmo Park Reserve - Wednesday, June 28 @ 6:30p.m.
Meet at the North Picnic Shelter - you will need to purchase a $7 park day pass
1515 Keats Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Big Marine Park Reserve - Thursday, June 29 @ 6:30p.m.
Meet at the Picnic Shelter - you will need to purchase a $7 park day pass. 17495 Manning Trail N, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
Agenda: 6:30p.m. Brief Presentation
6:50p.m. Lake Updates
7:00p.m. Walk (or drive) to lakeshore
7:15p.m. Hands on ID at the lakeshore
Aquatic Invasive Species Information and Resources for Washington County
2016 Spring Lake Association meetings - Managing curlyleaf pondweed and Eurasian water milfoil:
- Steve McComas presentation
- Dr. Ray Newman presentation
- MN DNR - permits for aquatic plant management and potential violations: Kylie Cattoor and Keegan Lund
- Case studies: Forest Lake, Big Marine, Center Lake
2014 AIS Workshop:
- Steve McComas workshop presentation
- March 15 workshop presentations
- Native or Invasive? Identification key
- Big Marine DNR Inspections Report
- Forest Lake DNR Inspections Report
Funding for Aquatic Invasive Species education and prevention efforts is provided by Washington County with funding from the Minnesota Legislature.
Project partners: Brown’s Creek Watershed District; Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Watershed District; Comfort Lake – Forest Lake Watershed District; Middle St. Croix Watershed Management Organization; Ramsey – Washington Metro Watershed District; Rice Creek Watershed District; South Washington Watershed District; Valley Branch Watershed District; St. Croix River Association; and Washington County Parks Division.
Go to Minnesota DNR for more info about aquatic invasive species.