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Aquatic Invasive Species Sentry Volunteer Training Program

April 23 - July 30
Duluth, MN

Classroom sessions:
April 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - MN Sea Grant, UMD, 31 W. College St., Duluth
May 22, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - City Center West, 5830 Grand Ave., Duluth
June 25, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - City Center West, 5830 Grand Ave., Duluth
July 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - City Center West, 5830 Grand Ave., Duluth

Field sessions - locations TBD
May 21, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
June 11, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
June 25, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July 23, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Participants will have the opportunity to undergo extensive training on how to protect their favorite bodies of water from new invasive threats through monitoring protocols which can be incorporated into recreational activities.

By becoming a volunteer Aquatic Invasive Species Sentry, participants will learn:

  • how to identify AIS along with native species
  • impacts of AIS
  • how they spread
  • early detection, survey and reporting methods

Training consists of two modules led by Minnesota Sea Grant and St. Louis River Alliance instructors: a three-hour classroom session and a three-hour field session. The total cost for the training series is $30, which includes materials and lunch from the Northern Waters Smokehaus during the classroom session.

More information is available on the St. Louis River Alliance website: http://stlouisriver.org/aquatic-invasive-species-sentry-program, or contact: Katie Brey (218-733-9520 or katie@stlouisriver.org.

The AIS Sentry program is made possible through funding from the St. Louis Country AIS Prevention Program and support from Minnesota Sea Grant, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the City of Duluth.


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