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Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic invasive species are species that are not native to Minnesota and cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.  Many lakes and rivers in Minnesota are infested with AIS.  The Pennington SWCD has received funding from the state to inform and educate the public on the prevention and spread of AIS.  Although there are no infested waters in Pennington County, boaters and outdoorsman should be aware of infested waters and what to do to prevent the spread of AIS. 




  • CLEAN your watercraft


  • DRAIN all water

  • DRY for at least 5 days

  • DISPOSE of unused bait

Native clam with zebra mussels

Pennington County
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Plan for 2022 & 2023
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