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February 28, 2018

Aquatic Invaders III Summit

2/28 12:00 am - 3/1 12:00 am

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Dear Friend,


You are invited to the Aquatic Invaders Summit III. On February 28 - March 1, 2018, Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates is hosting the third gathering of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) efforts in Minnesota. It will be held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in the Twin Cities. The speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and even other attendees are all the key partners and decision makers in AIS programs across the state to prevent the spread and manage infestations of aquatic invasive species (AIS). 


The Aquatic Invaders Summit III will provide you with the latest boots-on-the-ground applied science, programs and Best Management Practices. You will have the opportunity to forge the partners you need to be successful.






At the Aquatic Invaders Summit II last year, one of our partners, the Crow Wing Lakes and Rivers Alliance, made this video of Summit attendees focusing on the power of partnerships. Partnerships are a Best Management Practice in AIS efforts.


This year there are two ways to attend - either in person, which is the best way, or if you have "flown South" for the winter, by registering for the live streaming option. Most of the sessions will be lived streamed and you will be able to participate via the chat feature even if you are not in the room. 


Register today for the Aquatic Invaders Summit III. This is your conference, designed with input and sessions by the Minnesotans from across the state who work day in and out to keep our lakes healthy and free of AIS. You will hear the latest success stories as well as the biggest challenges.


You will meet and hear from DNR AIS folks, county AIS specialists, Watershed District and Soil and Water Conservation District, researchers, Tribal resource managers, federal resource managers, anglers, lake association leaders and other non profit organizations all working together to protect and restore our lakes and rivers.


Together we are building a comprehensive statewide program to prevent the spread of AIS and manage those lakes that have already become infested.


Thank you, and if you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to call us.


Jeff Forester

MN Lakes and Rivers Advocates


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