Crow Wing County ramps up AIS program to coincide with fishing opener
The Land Services Department's aquatic invasive species program coincides with Gov. Tim Walz's proclamation of May 15 to be "Clean Drain Dry Day."
The Crow Wing County Land Services Department’s 2021 aquatic invasive species program is ramping up to coincide with this year’s fishing opener May 15.
To celebrate Minnesota’s fishing opener, Gov. Tim Walz declared May 15 to be “Clean Drain Dry Day.” Watercraft inspectors will be active on boat landings within the county beginning May 14 with more than 17,000 inspection hours scheduled for the 2021 season.
The 2021 aquatic invasive species plan focuses on the top priorities identified by area lake associations, citizens, and business interests including boat landing inspections, decontamination units, education, awareness and innovative special projects.
“With our 2021 AIS plan, Crow Wing County is leading Minnesota counties in the effort to limit and prevent the spread (of) AIS in our waters,” Shea stated.
For more information, visit crowwing.us/ais . The webpage includes interactive maps showing data on water quality, invasive species and county efforts to protect water resources.