Crow Wing County Updates
Pine River One Watershed, One Plan 4/5
Please see link to the Crow Wing County website for the comment period for the Pine River One Watershed, One Plan. Comment period runs through May 6, 2019 at 5:00pm.
Any and all comments should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, see press release for more information.
Map of watershed:
The County Board approved the 2019 AIS Plan on March 23rd.
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Lakes and Rivers Legislative Update 4/9
The 2018 legislative session is about 2/3rds over, and Omnibus Bills from the various committees will be voted on the floors of the House and Senate soon.
Last week the House Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee passed HF 2209, the Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Finance bill. We would like to thank Rep. Rick Hansen and the other House Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee for their pro-lake bill.
This package contains many measures and funding that will advance the missions of lake associations working to stop the spread of AIS.
Citizen Lake Monitoring Program 2/28
Minnesota is home to the Midwest’s oldest Citizen Water Monitoring Program, run by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Volunteers don’t just collect data, they help state and local groups achieve results. To become a volunteer or learn more about the program, visit the program’s website at www.pca.state.mn.us/cmp
Support Grants to Lake Associations 2/21
For many years the MN DNR made about $800,000 in grants to lake associations to help them manage aquatic invasive species. But in 2016 they cut the grants in half, to $400,000. The next year they ended them altogether.
SF 1062, authored by Senator Rich Draheim, and joined by Senators Rudd, Ingebrigtsen, Jensen, and Eichorn would, if passed into law, provide $1 million of General Fund money in 2020 and 2021 for matching grants to lake associations for controlling aquatic invasive species. No more than 10% of the funding may go to a single lake association.
Ice off 2018: April 29