Information to Support our Resort Partners

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VLA Resort Ambassadors

Please contact your Resort Ambassador for any need. They are your go-to problem solvers.

Gary Haugen (East End)
612-720-2853
ghmedrep@gmail.com

Jim Graham (West End)
218-780-5525
jcgrahamsr@gmail.com

Marilyn Johnson (West End)
612-590-2182
timandmarlyn@gmail.com

AIS Program Coordinators

Natalya Walker (North St. Louis SWCD)
218-288-6142
natalya@nslswcd.org

Jeff Lovgren (VLA)
218-290-7793
lovgren.jeff@gmail.com

Public Access Inspector Supervisors

Grace Van Hammond and Justin Krumm (North St. Louis SWCD Interns)   

218-780-5568 mobile

Resort Inspector Training and Support

Natalya Walker (SWCD) 

218-288-6142
natalya@nslswcd.org

 

Terry Grosshauser (VLA)

608-209-1509
terrygrosshauser@gmail.com

 

Resort Inspector Stipend Assistance

Natalya Walker  

218-288-6142
natalya@nslswcd.org

Conservation Officers

Marc Hopkins (East End)

218-404-5472

Shane Zavodnik (West End)

651-408-4306

Decontamination Station Location
  • West Vermilion – Black Duck public access
  • East Vermilion – Hoodoo Point N public access

Please go to this DNR website for information on when each Vermilion location is open and other decon options in the Vermilion-Pelican-Gilbert-Ely area.

 

Decon Station Assistance

Natalya Walker (East and West End)
218-288-6142
natalya@nslswcd.org

Jeff Lovgren (East End)
218-290-7793
lovgren.jeff@gmail.com

Dwight Warkentin (West End)
218-666-2132
dhwarkentin@gmail.com

How to Report Suspicious Vegetation

Please take a picture, place a sample in a Ziploc bag, and contact an AIS Detector through this hotline by phone or email.

(218) 288-1080

AIS@VermilionLakeAssociation.org

Sentry Early Detection Assistance at Resort Waterfront

Please contact one of the following AIS Detectors in the Lake Vermilion area.

Jim Graham
218-780-5525
jcgrahamsr@gmail.com

Bob McNamara
bob@bobmcnamara.com

Mary McNellis
612-804-8604
mmcnellis@stcroixre.com

Wayne Suoja
218-753-2162
wsuoja@frontiernet.net

Links to Other AIS Info

AIS Identification photos

Photo reference on VLA website

AIS ID Guide

An excellent spiral-bound AIS identification reference available at U of Minn Bookstores or from your Resort Ambassador

2020 AIS Prevention Plan

The 2020 Lake Vermilion AIS Prevention Plan discusses our threats, our goals to protect Vermilion, and our specific activities.

Guest Pre-Travel Information

A flyer which can be used as-is or cut-and-paste into resort communication with guests.

DNR Watercraft Inspection Training.

DNR training videos, handbooks, and tips.