Hennepin County Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Early Detection Training – Free Events on 6/22 or 6/28

Hennepin County needs your help in finding and preventing the spread of AIS. As aquatic invasive species (AIS) detectors, you will play an important role in preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. Please attend one of these free events:

Wednesday June 22, 6:30 – 8:30 or
Host: Eagle Lake Preservation Association Simonson’s Salon & Spa
2855 Glacier Lane, Plymouth


Tuesday June 28, 6:30 – 8:30
Host: Minnehaha Creek Watershed District MCWD Office
15320 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka

About the training
This training will prepare you to look for AIS in lakes or streams you visit. Training will focus on early detection of AIS where management or eradication options may still be available. This interactive training will consist of a presentation on the major species of concern, what to do if you find an AIS, and hands on identification. Following the presentation, participants may practice their identification skills using samples of AIS plants and animals.

Examples of species that will be covered: Flowering rush, Brazilian waterweed, Zebra and Quagga mussels, Starry stonewort, Rusty crayfish and Parrot Feather

Participants will receive a copy of the MCWD “Aquatic Invasive Species Early Detectors Field Guide” and additional identification materials and resources.
For more information about the program, contact Carolyn Dindorf (Fortin Consulting) 763‐478‐3606 or Tony Brough (Hennepin County) at 612‐348‐4378.

Registration is required so that Field Guides and other materials will be available for you.
To register, visit AIStrainingply16.eventbrite.com for the June 22nd training or AIStrainingmtka16.eventbrite.com for the June 28th training

Please register by noon June 21 for the June 22 class and by noon June 27 for the June 28 class. Space is limited. You can also call Lauren at Fortin Consulting, 763‐478‐3606. There is no fee to attend the training.

This training is sponsored by Hennepin County with funding from the Local Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Aid Program.

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