Zebra mussels. Spiny water fleas. Asian carp.
The Minnesota Department of Natural resources is holding open houses around the state this month to provide information on prevention of aquatic invasive species and resources that are available to citizens. The DNR also will be taking input and comments on prevention efforts.
Each open house will include information on aquatic invasive species (AIS) regulations and enforcement, as well as watercraft inspections and public education and invasive species identification. The agency will provide a 20-minute presentation at 6:15 p.m. and again at 7:15 p.m.
The DNR said the management of AIS in state waters will not be the focus of the open houses.
Here are the places and dates:
When: Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Directions: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Ontonagon Room
When: Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Directions: Minnetonka Community Center in the Community Room
When: Jan. 20, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Directions: Chase on the Lake Hotel in the Ballroom
When: Jan. 21, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Fergus Falls
Directions: Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Legacy Hall
When: Jan. 28, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Directions: Willmar Community Center in the B.N./Selvig Rooms