Tag: AIS

Zebra mussels confirmed in Canisteo Mine Pit in Itasca County

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in the Canisteo Mine Pit, one of a series of legacy mine pits adjacent to the cities of Bovey and Taconite in Itasca County. The DNR and other cooperating entities are working together to address the zebra mussel infestation and contingency pumping…
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September 26, 2022 0

Polk County Sheriff Encourages Boaters to Keep Up with Safety As Summer Winds Down

Fosston, MN — We’re getting down to the final few weeks of summer and while everyone is trying to take advantage of the nice weather while they can, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office says now is not the time to skip on safety. Sheriff Jim Tadman says when out on the lake, be mindful of…
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August 5, 2022 0

‘AIS Photo Finish’ entering final Summer months with Aitkin County SWCD

By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (7/26/22) (Aitkin, MN) — Time is still remaining for individuals on Aitkin County lakes to combat Aquatic Invasive Species and have a chance to win a kayak or $250 cash with the Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District. We chatted with Conservation District Manager Steve Hughes and he spoke about…
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July 25, 2022 0

Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District thriving with Boat Dock and Lift Bounty Program

By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (7/19/22) (Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District continues to thrive in keeping Aquatic Invasive Species out of the waters and rewarding individuals with their Boat Dock and Lift Bounty Program. In our monthly conversation with Steve Hughes, he mentioned that movement of AIS from lake to…
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July 18, 2022 0

DNR confirms Starry Stonewort in Leech Lake

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (7/21/21) (Leech Lake, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of the starry stonewort in Leech Lake in Cass County. The invasive algae was found near Anderson’s Cove Resort in Steamboat Bay when a company removing aquatic plants contacted the DNR. This would now mark the…
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July 21, 2021 0

Aitkin County Soil and Water conservation District needs AIS inspectors, continuing with other Spring work

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (4/20/21) (Aitkin, MN) — Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District manager Steves Hughes is gearing up for the open water fishing season and all the public accesses that will be covered by Aquatic Invasive Species inspectors, as we covered that topic and much more with our monthly conversation. Hughes mentioned…
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April 20, 2021 0

Aitkin County Soial & Water Conservation District transitioning from Winter to Spring

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (3/4/21) (Aitkin, MN) — As spring temperatures continue with each day now into the month of March, the Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District Manager Steve Hughes returned for his monthly conversation with activity going to be increasing. Hughes talked about even with the winter weather, Forestry work in the…
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March 4, 2021 0

Crow Wing County seeking seasonal watercraft inspectors

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (2/16/21) (Brainerd, MN) — The Crow Wing County Land Services Department are seeking candidates for seasonal watercraft inspector positions.  These positions conduct inspections of entering/exiting watercraft equipment at public water accesses, and will have frequent public contact with boaters to educate them about aquatic invasive species (AIS). Crow Wing County is…
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February 16, 2021 0

Crow Wing County seeking comments on 2021 AIS Prevention Plan

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (1/5/21) (Brainerd, MN) — The Crow Wing County Land Services Department is seeking public comments on the proposed 2021 Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Plan.  Crow Wing County has been allocated $440,901 by the State Legislature to assist in the prevention of the spread of AIS within County lakes and rivers in…
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January 5, 2021 0