Friday, February 15, 2013
Service providers doing business in the Lake Minnetonka area must complete aquatic invasive species training before being able to legally work this season.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering aquatic invasive species (AIS) training to owners of lake service provider businesses in Minnesota so they can legally work in the state’s waters. For lake service providers that don’t already have permits, the DNR is offering a number of training sessions in the next several months. The schedule is available at http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/rlp/permits/lsp/lsp-ais-training.pdf. Businesses are legally required attend AIS training and acquire a permit before being hired to place or remove water-related equipment from state waters. The law, passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 2011, aims to help prevent the spread of AIS. “More than 800 lake service businesses attended AIS …
Friday, January 25, 2013
More than 800 lake service businesses across the state attended one of the AIS training sessions last year and are now included on the DNR’s list of permitted service providers.
This year, owners of lake service provider businesses in Minnesota can choose from 19 aquatic invasive species (AIS) training sessions offered throughout the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The businesses are required by law to attend AIS training and acquire a permit before being hired to place or remove water-related equipment from any state waters. The law, passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 2011, aims to help prevent the spread of AIS between waters of the state. “We’re expecting to work with many more businesses this year,” said April Rust, AIS training coordinator. “We are confident this training is playing an important role in helping stop the spread of AIS in Minnesota waters.” …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Service provider mandatory training for aquatic invasive species prevention underway.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
As residents prepare for the open water season, the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) encourage those that will be hiring lake service providers to utilize providers that are lawfully permitted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR). The MN DNR’s mandatory training program was enacted by the State of Minnesota in 2011 to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS). It applies to all hired providers that install or remove water-related equipment (boats, docks, boat lifts, or other structures) from Minnesota bodies of water. The LMCD and the MCWD fully endorse the new law, which will assist in containing existing AIS, such as zebra mussels in Lake …