ADV-AIS: Starry Stonewort ID Sessions

Starry Stonewort ID Sessions during the week of August 13th at Multiple Locations DNR is holding starry stonewort (and other AIS) ID sessions around the state the week of August 13th. These were created to help our Starry Trek coordinators get hands on experience leading to Starry Trek, but we are now opening them up … Continue reading ADV-AIS: Starry Stonewort ID Sessions

ADV: DNR AIS Learning Sessions:

DNR AIS Learning Sessions: Tuesday, August 14th 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Chanhassen, MN Wednesday, September 5th 10 am - 3 pm Hackensack, MN Join the DNR for a special AIS learning session. This free session will focus on: Working with businesses on AIS prevention Supporting watercraft inspectors Wright County regional inspection program Connecting watershed … Continue reading ADV: DNR AIS Learning Sessions:

ADV-AIS: Study invasive – Carp and Sea ​Lamprey

Field Trip: Emerging Threats Monday, August 13, 2018 Leaving from Inver Grove Heights Middle School 8 am - 6 pm All ​Aboard! ​Join ​us ​for ​a ​road ​trip ​exploring ​emerging AIS ​issues ​and ​cutting ​edge ​research. ​We’ll ​start ​our ​trip ​in ​Inver ​Grove ​Heights, ​MN ​loading ​up ​on ​a ​comfortable ​coach ​bus ​and ​heading ​to ​our ​first ​stop: ​Lock ​& ​Dam ​#2 ​in ​Hastings, ​MN. ​You ​will ​receive ​a ​behind ​the ​scenes ​tour ​from ​Army ​Corps ​of ​Engineers ​staff ​and ​learn ​how ​locks ​and ​dams ​can ​be ​a ​critical ​control ​point ​for ​preventing ​the ​spread ​of ​invasive ​carp ​like ​silver ​and ​bighead ​carp ​up ​the ​Mississippi.  ​Next ​we’ll ​venture ​down ​the ​Mississippi ​to ​the ​United ​States ​Geological ​Survey’s ​Upper ​Midwest ​Environmental ​Sciences ​Center ​where ​you ​will ​get ​a ​chance ​to ​see ​live ​invasive ​species ​such ​as ​sea ​lamprey ​and ​hear ​from ​USGS ​scientists ​about ​the ​work ​they ​are ​doing ​about ​AIS ​threats ​to ​the ​Upper ​Midwest. ​We’ll ​have ​some ​learning ​opportunities ​and ​activities ​planned ​for ​the ​ride ​between ​stops ​as ​well.  For more information and to register, visit https://z.umn.edu/aisfieldtrip. Use coupon code VOL4AIS to receive $15 off registration. This code is for current AIS DETECTORS ONLY.

VOL-AIS: Starry Trek: a statewide search for starry stonewort – August 18th

AIS Detectors, Minnesota Master Naturalist and others: Please: Join us for a day searching for one of Minnesota's newest aquatic invasive species, starry stonewort (and other invaders). Starry stonewort is an invasive algae that was first found in Lake Koronis in 2015 and has since spread to 11 Minnesota lakes (learn more about starry stonewort … Continue reading VOL-AIS: Starry Trek: a statewide search for starry stonewort – August 18th

VOL: Wildlife Watching/camera-tap monitoring

Wildlife Watching/camera-tap monitoring of hunter provided carrion Are you a deer hunter, live with someone who is, or has a friend or relative who hunts deer? Then we need YOU! University of Minnesota researcher, Joe Bump and his graduate student, Ellen Candler are doing research to better understand what and when animals use deer gut … Continue reading VOL: Wildlife Watching/camera-tap monitoring

IT: FORTIFY Knowledge, Action, Habitats – Mankato – August 9-10

LAST CALL to participate in FORTIFY: In a rare confluence of funding and opportunity, you don’t want to miss this hands on, engaging, indoor/outdoor workshop designed especially for those who teach about invasive species in any capacity. This is your chance to fortify your technical knowledge and gain teaching resources to help you spread awareness … Continue reading IT: FORTIFY Knowledge, Action, Habitats – Mankato – August 9-10

ADV: AIS Researh and Management Showcase

Breakout session schedule now available! Join us at the 2018 Aquatic Invasive Species Research and Management Showcase Join the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center on campus on Wednesday, September 12 for a selection of talks about the latest MAISRC research on starry stonewort, zebra mussels, spiny waterflea, invasive carp, and much more. The list … Continue reading ADV: AIS Researh and Management Showcase

VOL: Biobliz – Mound Spring Prairie SNA

The Scientific and Natural Areas Program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting a bioblitz August 11 at Mound Spring Prairie SNA.  This SNA is adjacent to the South Dakota state line south of Gary, SD. A bioblitz is a good opportunity for those interested to expand their knowledge regarding a variety of … Continue reading VOL: Biobliz – Mound Spring Prairie SNA

Vol-AIS: Invasive Species Conference!

Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference Mon, October 15th - Thurs, October 18th at Mayo Civic Center 30 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904 Volunteers play a vital role in helping to make UMISC a great conference. Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity for students, nonprofits, and private individuals to attend the conference at a reduced rate or … Continue reading Vol-AIS: Invasive Species Conference!

VOL: Children’s Water Festival!!!

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 21ST ANNUAL METRO CHILDREN'S WATER FESTIVAL (CWF) ON SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2018 AT THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIRGROUNDS FOR A FUN FILLED DAY OF VOLUNTEERING TO HELP CHILDREN LEARN MORE ABOUT WATER!! That's right! It's the 21st year of the Children's Water Festival!!!! That means twenty one years of educating children … Continue reading VOL: Children’s Water Festival!!!