MLR and County Partners Launch Statewide Aquatic Invasive Species PAS Series

Counties across Minnesota and Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates have come together to produce a unique ‘How Well Do You Know Minnesota?’ series that provides MN fun facts and information about aquatic invasive species.

The series launched May 1st and will run through September 30th with a different video showcased each month. This video series is presented by Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates and funded collectively from the counties of Murray, Otter Tail, Goodhue, Yellow Medicine, Sibley, Lac Qui Parle, Washington, Cook, Benton, Chippewa, Aitkin, Cass, Lake, Douglas, Stearns, and Polk.

“There are so many water quality issues for which there is no simple solution. But the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species has a simple solution – if everyone thoroughly Cleaned, Drained and Dried their boats and water related equipment after each use, and then inspected it prior to each use in a new water body, AIS would not spread. This is why education is the cornerstone of all efforts to protect our lakes and rivers from aquatic invasive species.”~Jeff Forester, Executive Director, Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates.

WATCH and May, June and July videos. Aug and Sept coming soon!
Watch the Videos on YouTube:
May – Never Release
YT :15 https://youtu.be/ZYHbUYT98gY
YT :30 https://youtu.be/fcV-9_kaHKM

June – AIS Early Detection
YT :15 https://youtu.be/IFAlKGZFQyw
YT :30 https://youtu.be/6EzR0tzxMdM

July – AIS Cleaning Stations
YT :15 https://youtu.be/DVy0MfyXZ5s
YT :30 https://youtu.be/TRLZILrn47Q

Download the Videos on Dropbox
*Available in :15 and :30 lengths and .mp4 (web quality) and .mov (high quality) formats.
*Contact Erika Gilsdorf at contact info above if not able to open or would like videos available for
download via a different means: Leighton Media, 218.849.1643; egilsdorf@leighton.media

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