East Metro Lakes Meeting

  • Forest Lake City Center - Community Room 1408 Lake Street South Forest Lake, MN, 55025 United States

Aquatic Invasive Species Update Meeting
for Washington and southern Chisago Counties

AIS Prevention, Early Detection, and Rapid Response Planning

  • Education and watercraft inspections
  • Enhanced enforcement of AIS laws
    • Training for Sheriff’s Dept. Water Patrol
    • Coordination with watercraft inspections programs
  • Monitoring for early detection of new AIS infestations
    • Professional monitoring near priority launches
    • Volunteer monitoring - New AIS Early Detector Program & zebra mussel plates
  • Rapid response planning
    • County-wide activities
    • Developing a rapid response team for each lake
    • Determining protocols for containment and treatment
    • How to fund (if treatment is practical)

Learn about, discuss, and provide feedback on recommendations being made to Washington County for 2017. Consider who from your lake should be involved in: 1) Rapid response teams; and, 2) Training to become an AIS “Early Detector”. Begin thinking about a communications and funding strategy for your lake if a new infestation is found.

RSVP angie.hong@mnwcd.org or 651-330-8220 x.35