2022 Minnesota DNR AIS Grants are Open Deadline is Monday, February 21 | 9am

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Invasive Species Program will be offering grants for the control of aquatic invasive plants in 2022. The application deadline is 9:00 a.m. Monday, February 21. Like last year, application review will not be on a first-come, first-served basis, and all on-time and completed applications will be considered for funding. More information has been posted to the AIS Control Grant Program Webpage.

Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates | Lake Steward Program

Minnesota Lakes and Rivers has a great program for your lake association to promote shoreline stewardship. Tools, program administration, and all the details are in a tidy package. This is a great project for your lake association to work on over the winter to hit the ground running next spring.

Click here to take a look.

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2021 Spring Meeting Review

Wright County Coalition of Lake Associations (WCCOLA)

Wright Soil and Water Conservation District (WSWCD)

On May 1st, 2021, the WCCOLA and WSWCD hosted their Spring Meeting. The virtual meeting was well attended with 16 Wright County lakes being represented. Below is a summary of the content-rich meeting and links to the presentations.

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Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center | Big Wins in 2021

The Wright County Coalition of Lake Association supports the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center. Their annual report is available.

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Starry Stonewort: Our newest Foe

Starry stonewort is one of the newer aquatic invaders–particularly fearsome due to its aggressive nature and ability to mat and interfere with habitat and recreation. Here are a couple of great videos to provide more information:

Overview of Starry Stonewort from U of Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center

4 Minute Video on How to Identify Starry Stonewort

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Wright County Coalition of Lake Associations Directory

Want to connect with other lakes in your area? A Wright County directory of lakes is available. Please email Kathy Jonsrud at kjonsrud@yahoo.com and a copy will be mailed to you.