Lab to Lakes: MAISRC Regional Workshop

June 23 and 24, 2023

Cedar Lakes Casino Hotel and Event Center
6268 Upper Cass Frontage Road NW (map)
Cass Lake, MN 56633​

Join the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center and regional leaders in a two-day workshop about priority aquatic invasive species concerns for North Central Minnesota. Registration will open in April, 2023.

Friday (Day 1)

  • Location: Cedar Lakes Casino Event Center (6268 Upper Cass Frontage Road NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633​)
  • Day 1 will feature presentations, QAs, and panels with MAISRC researchers, local managers, and community leaders on priority AIS concerns for North Central Minnesota: starry stonewort, spiny water flea, zebra mussels, rusty crayfish, hybrid cattails, AIS impacts to wild rice, and much more.
  • A full catered lunch and light morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided to registrants. 
  • Opportunities for networking, community-building, and information-sharing. 

Saturday (Day 2)

  • Location: various sites in the Cass Lake area
  • Day 2 will feature a variety of field-based activities to highlight local management efforts and provide hands-on AIS learning opportunities.
  • Field and in-water demonstrations of a DASH (diver-assisted suction harvesting) system and drones used for invasive species mapping and surveillance
  • Hands on training in sampling and identification of native and invasive aquatic plants, rusty crayfish trapping, and spiny water flea surveillance 

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