Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates

Help! We’re Surrounded! A Park Rapids Community AIS Event March 20 from 7-8:30 PM

MLR Executive Director Jeff Forester will present at Riverside United Methodist Church which will host a 90 minute 2017 Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention event on March 20th, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 at Riverside United Methodist Church, Highway 71 North, Park Rapids, MN Phone:  218-732-5205


Aquatic Invaders Summit II Presentations Avaialble On Line

The Aquatic Invaders Summit was a great event and a number of people have contacted us to request copies of the presentations given. Attendees had to make difficult choices about which of the many presentations to attend. Now you can see the presentations you might have missed - or if you could not attend, have access to the conference after the fact.

Special thanks to Don Hickman and the Initiative Foundation,  Clean Water land and Legacy, our sponsors and supporters including US Fish and Wildlife, MN DNR, National Park Service, MN COLA, Wildlife Forever, MAWD and all of the presenters who donated their time and energy to make the Aquatic Invaders Summit on of the largest citizen led, water based gatherings in the state.

Decontamination Demystified

This year the legislature passed and Governor Dayton signed innovative legislation to protect our lakes sending $10 million in Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention aid to counties. This annual appropriation will be divvied between the counties based on the number of public boat launches combined with the number of watercraft trailer parking spaces in each county. The first instalment arrived July 20th.  This remarkable innovation puts funding at the source, where it is most needed and can do the most good. And that is the problem.

AIS Advisory Committee Releases 2013 Recommendations for DNR Roundtable

 Today the Statewide AIS Advisory Committee, formed by DNR COmmissioner Landwehr releases its 2013 Annual Report for the DNR Roundtable in Bloomington MN.

After a year of study and discussion, the AIS Committee makes set of reccommendations to MN DNR and MN Legislature to improve Minnesota's Aquatic Invasive Species programs with the goal of protecting and improving Minnesota's precious surface water resources.