The Environmental and Natural Resources Funding Omnibus Bill (nicknamed the "Omnibuzz due to pollinator protections) signed into law by Gov. Tim Walz was an excellent compromise bill between the House and the Senate. There are a number of excellent provisions that will help protect water resources and provide opportunities for lake associations to leverage their significant contributions for more impact in achieving their missions.
Wright County passes Ordinance to create mandateroy, regional inspection for aquatic invasive species.
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.
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.