Make a Gift to MAISRC

Researchers at MAISRC are working tirelessly to protect Minnesota's precious lakes and rivers from aquatic invaders, but we need all hands on deck!

Your generosity will:

Ensure that our researchers can respond quickly to emerging threats and find practical AIS solutions.

Move promising research from the lab to the lake, directly informing management and decision-making.

Support the next generation of scientists and real-world problem solvers by supporting graduate students involved in AIS research.

MAISRC works to develop research-based solutions that can reduce the impacts of aquatic invasive species in Minnesota by preventing spread, controlling populations, and managing ecosystems. Your gift today will help propel our groundbreaking research projects on Asian carp, zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, and other invasive species forward. Help is also needed for travel to scientific meetings, publication costs, capital equipment, and for visiting scholars.

Our researchers are working diligently to address the AIS issues that are threatening Minnesota’s waters. Help us do this critical work with a gift today -- private contributions to MAISRC make a real difference and provide us with the flexibility to meet critical needs as they arise. Here at MAISRC, we’re grateful for the support of individuals and lake associations as we work to develop tools to detect, prevent, and control aquatic invasive species. If you or your lake association is considering a gift, consider what the Whitefish Area Property Owners Association had to say about why they give to MAISRC:

“The Whitefish Area Property Owners Association (WAPOA), a 1,200-member lake association in northern Crow Wing County, is actively engaged in watercraft inspections, education and information, and awareness of the threat of non-native aquatic invasive species (AIS) to the fourteen lakes comprising the Whitefish Chain of Lakes, as well as the more than 25 neighboring lakes. We consider the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) as a “one of a kind” university-based research center actively engaged in long-term science-based solutions for the prevention and control of AIS. Our hope is that MAISRC will be our continual partner in Minnesota, and we are confident of that as we learn and understand the research underway, that enables all of us to aggressively manage and eliminate this present AIS threat. We support the Center and will continue to do so.”

Please contact Cori Mattke ([email protected]) with any questions.

Thank you to the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative - Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) and the State of Minnesota for the ongoing support of MAISRC and AIS research.