Crow Wing County is hosting a 2019 Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention plan wrap-up presentation on Oct. 9, starting at 9 a.m., located at the Land Services building in Brainerd. The presentation is open to the public to attend and learn more about Crow Wing County’s AIS prevention efforts completed in 2019. Topics to be highlighted include the AIS prevention planning process, implementation of the plan, watercraft inspection/decontamination data, and education/outreach efforts.

Crow Wing County received $443,109 in local county aid from the State of Minnesota in 2019 as part of an overall $10 million allocation to counties based on the number of public landings and parking spaces. In 2019, Crow Wing County performed over 16,700 watercraft inspection hours on 43 public access landings across the county.

Information about Crow Wing County’s AIS prevention efforts, including interactive maps to search for the status of area lakes, can be found on the web at www.crowwing.us/ais.

The Land Services Department is committed to providing excellent customer service while helping our residents make wise decisions that protect Crow Wing County’s extraordinary natural resources. Citizens are encouraged to contact the Land Services Office at (218) 824-1142 or landservices@crowwing.us to discuss AIS or other land use related activities.

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