DNR Encourages Lake Service Providers To Register for Aquatic Invasive Species Decontamination Training
Release Date: Jun 12, 2013
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering free training sessions this summer for lake service providers interested in hot-water/high-pressure decontamination methods to remove aquatic invasive species (AIS) from watercraft. Starting July 1, businesses interested in offering AIS decontamination services must have a DNR service provider permit. To acquire a permit, businesses must attend AIS training, pass the test and pay a $50 permit and testing fee.
AIS training sessions for lake service providers will be offered in the morning prior to the decontamination trainings listed below:
- Thursday, June 13, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Otter Tail County Sheriff's Operation Center, Ottertail. (Registration deadline: Friday, June 7).
- Wednesday, June 19, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., DNR Brainerd area office, Brainerd. (Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 12).
Thursday, August 1, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., DNR Central Region headquarters (Warner Rd) St. Paul. (Registration deadline: Thursday, July 18).