Aquatic Invasive Species Program

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Becker County Aquatic Invasive Species
Handbook for Visitors & Residents

AIS warning at lakeIn winter of 2011, Becker County established an Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force made up of local organizations, stake-holders and interest groups. In the summer of 2012, this Task Force worked on many projects. See below for a summary.

Volunteer watercraft inspector program

In 2012, Becker County participated in a volunteer watercraft inspection program. The purpose of this program was to survey and educate boaters about Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Boat inspectors were trained by the MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and were posted at public boat accesses according to a schedule. Our program completed 2,863 boat inspections this summer with 814 volunteer hours.

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Traveling AIS Kids Kit

This kit contains a program outline and visual aids for teaching school groups about Aquatic Invasive Species. The program is presented by a Becker County AIS Task Force member. To schedule a presentation for your classroom, contact Moriya Rufer,

Kit contents

AIS Handbook for Visitors and Residents

This handbook is available for resorts, hotels and businesses to display to patrons.  The handbook contains valuable information about the threat of AIS and what must be done to stop their spread.

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Helpful Links

To learn more about Aquatic Invasive Species in Minnesota, visit:

To see the Minnesota DNR Designated Infested Waters List, visit:

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