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Aquatic Invaders Summit

by Melissa on January 15th, 2015

Aquatic Invaders Summit
This two day-event, Jan. 20-21, at the River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, Minn.,  will bring in national leaders to provide on-the-ground applied science and actions that can be used to lower the risk of aquatic invasive species spread. View the 5 Eyewitness News story (December 2014).

Minnesota local units of government and their partners: lake associations, service providers, sporting groups, angling organizations, business community and more.
Download the program and registration materials. Attendees will learn about ways to take the fight against aquatic invasive species (AIS) to the next level by …
•Developing an understanding of current practices/laws; understanding what species have invaded Minnesota the implications; and learning what’s on the horizon for aquatic invasive species prevention and management.

  • Learning about new technology and innovative approaches for AIS prevention in Minnesota and across the country.
  • Gaining insights into successful communication and educational tools for AIS prevention.
  • Participating in a grassroots effort to develop a first-of-its-kind coordinated AIS Prevention Framework for local collaboration and implementation.

This two day-event will bring in national leaders to provide on-the-ground applied science and actions that can be used to lower the risk of aquatic invasive species spread.

The summit provides a space for AIS managers, county leaders, local governments, lake association members, angling groups and others who work at the local level to network and develop a shared view of expectations, data recording and strategies while providing the latest science, research and goals in AIS prevention and control.

On Day 2 of the summit, participants will work through a Local AIS Framework (LAF) and leave with a good working document on how to best apply their resources to protect their lakes from invading species.

For more Information contact: Paula West at (218) 838-5010 or westcom@brainerd.net

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