AIS: MAISRC – February Newsletter

AISHeaderThere are many interesting articles included in this issue of the MAISRC newsletter, such as:

Are zebra mussels hitching a ride on your boat?

MAISRC researchers recently completed a project assessing the risk of zebra mussels spreading in the residual water left in boats after they’ve been drained. The first-of-its-kind study found that although veligers can be found in very small amounts of water, ballast tanks contained the largest number of zebra mussel veligers.

The study also found that veligers can survive for a couple of days in residual water, emphasizing the importance of taking additional steps such as hot water decontamination when going between lakes.

Save the date! AIS Detectors workshops scheduled released

Would you like to join a trained network of volunteers and be part of the solution to the AIS problems in Minnesota? Become an AIS Detector! The program entails an online course taken at your own speed, and a one-day, in-person workshop where you will apply the knowledge and skills that you learned in the online course. Workshop dates and locations are as follows:

  • May 3: Arden Hills
  • May 4: Farmington
  • May 17: Willmar
  • June 7: Backus
  • June 8: Fergus Falls

For more information, please visit: MAISRC