Aquatic Invasive Species Course

Stopping A Problem With The Public's Help

Duluth, Minn

Invasive species have caught the attention of the St. Louis River Alliance and there doing what they can to take on the issue before it gets worse.

Ordinary citizens are taking a course on how to identify invasive species and their possible impacts on the waters in the Twin Ports.

They’ll also learn how to record data and report findings when their out on the water.

All information gathered is crucial for S.L.R.A. helping control the spreading of harmful aquatic invasive species.

“We do have some that we don’t want to take hold and so it really helps to have ordinary citizens or citizen scientist, anybody who’s interested in doing field work to be able to take these courses and then go out to the lakes and rivers where they normally paddle.” says Kris Eilers, Executive Director of the S.L.R.A.

Those taking the class will hit the waters in canoes when conditions are right for their next course.