Lab to Lakes event this month focuses on Aquatic Invasive Species

The University of Minnesota’s Aquatic Invasive Species research center and local partners will host a regional event later this month in Cass County.

According to a release, the first day of the event on Friday, June 23 will be held at the Cedar Lakes Casino in Cass Lake, featuring presentations from regional lake associations, the Leech Lake Division of Resource Management, the DNR and others. Presentations will cover the latest in AIS research and management.

AIS in this region includes starry stonewort, spiny water fleas, zebra mussels, and rusty crayfish, with a presentation that will cover AIS impacts to wild rice.

The second day of the event on June 24 will focus on hands-on demonstrations at the Bimijiwan Recreation Area, formerly known as Knutson Dam, as well as Moose Lake in Beltrami County.

Registration is $45 for both days; registration for only Friday is $30. There is no option to register for only Saturday.

“If we can better understand how AIS complicates the natural balance of our aquatic environments, we can all work together to mitigate the issue. Each of us has a responsibility to preserve the lakes for future generations, and this event will offer critical education in order to make that more attainable.”
– Kathy Wagner, President Emeritus, Association of Cass County Lakes

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