Category Archives: AIS Prevention

Check Your Docks and Lifts for AIS This Fall

Early detection of new aquatic invasive species (AIS) infestations is a team effort. The key to our success at Lake Vermilion is property owners, lake visitors, volunteer access sentries, and trained AIS Detectors all working together. Fall is an important time for property owners to. . .

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How to Report Suspicious Vegetation at Vermilion

Early detection of new aquatic invasive species (AIS) infestations is a team effort: Key to our success is property owners, lake visitors, volunteer access sentries, and AIS Detectors all working together. Because our highest priority threats are vegetation that tend to become first established where. . .

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A Reminder to Protect Lake Vermilion

As you approach Cook MN on Hwy 53, you can’t miss this reminder that a clean boat protects all lakes from aquatic invasive species (AIS). Let’s all do our part statewide as responsible anglers and recreational boaters. Additional information about Vermilion’s AIS program can be. . .

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A New Reminder to Protect Lake Vermilion

As you approach Cook MN on Hwy 53, you can’t miss this new reminder that a clean boat protects all lakes from aquatic invasive species (AIS). Let’s all do our part statewide as responsible anglers and recreational boaters. Additional information about Vermilion’s AIS program can. . .

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Is It Too Late to Protect Lake Vermilion from AIS?

Is it too late? Will the depressing news about fishery issues at other major walleye lakes inevitably reach our shore? Absolutely not! Yes, spiny waterfleas were discovered in Vermilion’s east basin in 2015. They have noticeably reduced our small zooplankton, especially in late summer, but. . .

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Help Us Protect Lake Vermilion This Summer

The North St Louis Soil & Water Conservation District and Always There Staffing, Inc, a local staffing agency, are seeking part-time seasonal aquatic invasive species (AIS) watercraft inspectors to work at public access sites on Lake Vermilion, Pelican Lake, Burntside Lake, Shagawa Lake, Ely Lake,. . .

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How to Report Suspicious Vegetation at Vermilion

Early detection of new aquatic invasive species (AIS) infestations is a team effort: Key to our success is property owners, lake visitors, volunteer access sentries, and AIS Detectors all working together. Because our highest priority threats are vegetation that tend to become first established where. . .

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Is It Too Late to Protect Lake Vermilion from AIS?

Is it too late? Will the depressing news about fishery issues at other major walleye lakes inevitably reach our shore? Absolutely not! Yes, spiny waterfleas were discovered in Vermilion’s east basin in 2015. They have noticeably reduced our small zooplankton, especially in late summer, but. . .

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AIS Prevention to Benefit Lake Vermilion in 2019

After several months of planning, reviews and funding applications, the Vermilion Lake Association (VLA) has formally kicked off its 2019 aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention activities. The prevention program at Lake Vermilion includes over 15 projects, with special emphasis on watercraft inspections and on early. . .

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Check Your Docks and Lifts for AIS This Fall

Early detection of new aquatic invasive species (AIS) infestations is a team effort: Key to our success is property owners, lake visitors, volunteer access sentries, and AIS Detectors all working together. Please report any suspicious aquatic vegetation or invertebrates which you do not recognize as. . .

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