Aquatic Invaders Summit - Jan. 20-21st, 2015 SAVE THE DATEPublished by forester on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:54
Aquatic Invaders Summit
An Exploration of Collaboration, Innovation and Opportunity
SAVE THE DATE: Jan. 20-21, 2015
The 2014 Legislature established a $10 million annual Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Aid Program to counties, and appropriated $4.6 million through the Outdoor Heritage Fund to fund pilot programs to test local innovation for AIS prevention. Minnesota’s focus of AIS efforts and resources at the local level is not only likely to continue, but to increase in the future.
These new AIS funding streams present a great opportunity, but they also raise many questions and challenges for county resource managers, policy makers and elected officials. The 2015 Aquatic Invaders Summit will help County resource managers and local leaders plan strategically, deliver AIS programs effectively and build consensus around AIS prevention activities.