Tag: Aquatic Invasive Species

‘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

R&J Outdoors Show – MN Fishing Opener

R&J Outdoors Show host Leif Bakken talks with fisherman Mark Askelson about fishing across Minnesota, places that will have activity, and the tradition of the Minnesota fishing opener. MN DNR provided information on the Governor’s Fishing Opener and Aquatic Invasive Species.


May 12, 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 talk about AIS inspectors, shoreland buffers

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/25/21) (Aitkin, MN) — With the boats in the water and the weather turning towards the summer, the Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District is running full steam ahead with lake inspectors, projects, and other initiatives to help land and water persevere. District Manager Steve Hughes spoke about the need…
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May 25, 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
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Aitkin County Board of Commissioners to meet on March 9th

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (3/8/21) (Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin County Board of Commissioners will hold their first meeting in the month of March this Tuesday, beginning at 9am from the Aitkin County Government Center Board Room. Soil & Water Conservation District Manager Steve Hughes will present to the Board discussion on the Aquatic Invasive…
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March 8, 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