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 2020

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

–Invasive Fish | Work on biocontrol methods for common carp.

–Invasive Plants | Control methods of starry stonewort and success when infestations are identified early.

–Invasive Invertebrates | Identify high risk vectors for spiny water fleas.

–Dashboard for AIS surveillance and watercraft inspections | Develop tool AISexplorer . Here’s a one hour webinar on the tool.

–Outreach | Provide robust suite of online information.

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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.