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May 2016

Mille Lacs Advisory Committee

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Minnesota Hooked On Mille Lacs – May 2016
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Advisory committee meeting summary available
Next steps and future directions of the Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee were discussion topics when the committee met on April 28. Because that meeting used small-group brainstorming exercises that were difficult for observers to follow, the DNR is providing a written meeting summary.
The committee will continue to meet monthly throughout the summer. The next committee meeting is scheduled for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay Resort.
For more information about the committee and DNR’s management of Mille Lacs Lake, visit the Mille Lacs Lake management page. To sign up to receive these email updates, click on "Newsletter" on the left menu and enter your email in the blue box on the page.

Invasive Species

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Mandatory training required for aquatic invasive species violators
Starting this boating season, anyone found guilty of violating Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws will not only have to pay the required fines but will also have to complete mandatory training. The short “Clean In Clean Out” training must be completed before people found guilty of violating Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws can legally operate their watercraft anywhere in the state.
“The class is free and easy to take either online or with a paper home-study,” said April Rust, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invasive species training coordinator. “Anyone interested in learning more about how to protect Minnesota waters from invasive species can also take the free online class.”
The “Clean In Clean Out” training is available at www.mndnr.gov/CICOtraining.
“Minnesotans overall are doing the right things, and the rate of compliance with aquatic invasive species laws is increasing every year," said Maj. Todd Kanieski, DNR Enforcement operations manager. “The few individuals who violate these laws are the highest risk factor for infesting a lake or river. We want to not only help people avoid a citation but, more importantly, keep 95 percent of Minnesota’s lakes off the infested waters list.”
Boaters and anglers can comply with Minnesota’s invasive species laws by remembering Clean, Drain, Dispose:
DNR NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         May 11, 2016
aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species from watercraft,
Clean
  • lake or river water from all equipment and keep drain plugs out during transport, and
    Drain
  • of unwanted bait in the trash, not in the water.
    Dispose
  • Lake property owners are reminded that docks and lifts must be cleaned and allowed to dry for at least 21 days before moving them to another body of water.
    More information about aquatic invasive species and how to prevent their spread is at www.mndnr.gov/ais.