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Extension is expanding its online education and resources to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.


Learn more about protecting lakes against aquatic invasive species and other threats to water quality. 

Aquatic invasive species

Learn how to protect the water quality of Minnesotan lakes by identifying and protecting against aquatic invasive species (AIS).

The AIS Detectors program trains volunteers and professionals to make credible aquatic invasive species reports to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The AIS Detectors program also offers workshops and courses for volunteers interested in citizen science, outreach and education, stewardship and support of AIS programs.

The "Our Lake, Our Legacy" and "AIS Detectors" videos highlight the important work done by volunteers in the AIS Detectors program.


Other lake conservation topics

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