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Become an AIS Early Detector!

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The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC)'s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Detector program is a great way for you to get involved in monitoring your lake or stream for AIS. Their program provides training for detecting and identifying AIS, providing outreach to your community, and reporting your findings.

Learn more about MAISRC's AIS Detector Program.

AIS Early Detector How-To Guide

The MCWD put together a step-by-step guide on monitoring your lake for invasive species, including details on how to tell a variety of invasive species apart from their similar native counterparts. We make the files available to anyone who wants to use or print the guide. You can download a smaller, web-friendly version: 

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