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Regional Inspection Program

The DNR is taking comments on a proposal, the Wright County Enhanced Inspection and Decontamination Pilot Project, and all lake lovers need to write in support. Use the blue ACT NOW button above to voice your support for a mandatory, regional inspection and decontamination pilot project. 

 

As Star Tribune outdoor reporter Dennis Anderson recently wrote, "Canada's western provinces, along with states in the northwest U.S., are serious about keeping aquatic invasive species (AIS) out of their waters. Compared with their efforts, Minnesota's early attempts in recent decades to prevent infiltration by the same creepy critters appear lame. And, one could argue, Minnesota's AIS prevention efforts are still lame." 

 

Since 2012 the MN DNR has had the authority to set up a mandatory regional aquatic invasive species and inspection program similar to the programs that so impressed Mr. Anderson while he was out West.

 

The MN DNR has never made use of this authority. Wright County's citizens and local governments have stepped up to fill the vacuum of leadership at the State level.

 

But Wright County must operate under a delegation authority from the MN DNR, and DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr has still not signed off on the Wright County pilot project.

 

Use the ACT NOW button below to register your support of the Wright County pilot project with the MN DNR public input page. 

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Even if you have already written to DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr, it is important that you post comments on the public input page.

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Channel 5 ran a story on our Regional Inspection Program in Wright County.

Starry Stonewort First Responder Team Formed

We have established a Starry Stonewort (SS) First Responder Team.  If you think you have found SS, please contact the following individuals for a positive ID in the order listed.  If the first person does not pick up call the next in line.  They will visit the site in question within 24 hrs and report back to the AIS Committee.

  1. Russ Fortner 320-274-8228
  2. Blaine Barkley 320-274-5804
  3. Rick Phipps 763-227-4535
  4. Keith Schaunaman 612-916-0546

NEWS FLASH

On Tuesday June 27th The Wright County Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance to require inspections of all water-related equipment entering East and West Lake Sylvia, Lake John and Pleasant Lake. The video shows the support we are receiving and the interest across the State in this effort. 

Well Done Wright County!

Seeking to stop starry stonewort - by Juliana Thill in Dockside magazine. (shared with permission).
The recording of the Starry Stonewort Summit is also available.

Changing the Mindset on AIS - by Nick Phelps, Jeff Forester in Dockside magazine. (shared with permission).

Who Represents Me? and Legislative Districts

Who Represents Me? - Use the district finder to retrieve a list of your representatives with contact information.

Wright AIS Decon station hours of operation have changed to:

Mon-Thu 9 to 5 | Friday Saturday Sunday 7 to 7

FREE Aquatic Invasive Species Decontamination Station
Collaboration between Wright Soil and Water and Bishop AIS Services 

  • Where: Anchor Dock and Lift Storage Facility | 240 Popular Ave Annandale (behind classic Rides and Rods off of Hwy 55)
  • When: Monday-Thursday 9am to 5pm; Friday Saturday Sunday 7am to 7pm
  • Small boats take about 10 minutes; larger vessels 20-30 minutes
Don't take a chance! Be part of the solution! Decontaminate!

Map courtesy of Wright Soil and Water Conservation District

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