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Aquatic Invasive Species Sentry Workshop

Part 1 (Virtual): June 14th 6:00-7:30pm
Part 2 (In-person): Date and time to be determined with attendees. Ely Area attendees are welcome to join an in-person ID session on Saturday, June 18th 10:00am to noon at White Iron Lake Public Water Access.

Do you want to…

  • Learn about new plants and animals?
  • Protect your favorite fishing spot?
  • Prevent AIS from establishing at your home or family cabin?
  • Get involved in community science?

Aquatic invasive species like zebra mussels, spiny waterflea, and Eurasian watermilfoil are a threat to the Arrowhead’s water resources. Once established, AIS infestations can lead to alterations of the food web, impairments to water quality, and decreased property values. Prevention is the most effective way to limit impacts of AIS. As an AIS Sentry, you monitor a lake or stream near your home and report your findings (either positive or negative confirmations of AIS). In 2022, trainings presented by Lake County SWCD will be in a hybrid format: a classroom portion will be presented on Zoom and an in-person portion will give you hands-on experience in the field. The Zoom training is scheduled for June 14th 6:00-7:30pm and once you register you will be sent a Zoom link. In-person sessions will be arranged directly with the attendees.