Learn To Detect And Prevent Aquatic Invasive Species At July 23 Training
Learn to detect and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) at an upcoming training session July 23 in Plymouth.
Hennepin County is sponsoring AIS Early Detection Training Tues, July 23, 6–8 pm, in the Plymouth Room at the Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Ave N, Plymouth. The event is hosted by the Bassett Creek Watershed Commission with funding from the Local Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Aid Program. Lakeshore homeowners, lake and stream users, anglers, and interested citizens are invited to participate.
The interactive training will prepare you to look for AIS in lakes or streams you visit, focusing on early detection of AIS where management or eradication options may still be available. It will include a presentation on AIS that are not widespread in the area but could be introduced, what to do if you find an AIS, and hands-on identification.
Following the presentation, participants may practice their identification skills using live, resin encased, and pressed samples of AIS plants and animals.
Example species that will be covered include:
- Flowering rush
- Zebra mussels
- Brazilian waterweed
- Starry stonewort
- Rusty crayfish
- Parrot Feather
- Brittle naiad
- Carolina fanwort
- Mystery snails
Participants will receive a copy of the “Aquatic Invasive Species Early Detectors Field Guide” and additional identification resources.
There is no fee to attend the training, but registration is required by July 21, 2019. Space is limited. Register here.