EPA Awards Minnesota Sea Grant $500,000

New funding will bring even more awareness to the preventing invasive species.

New funding from the Environmental Protection Agency will help pay for prevention efforts of invasive species in Minnesota’s lakes, rivers, and streams.

$500,000 will go to the Minnesota Sea Grant program to help broaden awareness of prevention efforts.

They will create surrender events where people can get rid of unwanted fish instead of dumping them in lakes and river which can have a big ecological impact.

“There’s a lot of different pathways in which species can be introduced into Lake Superior and also into our inland lakes and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative really provide us an opportunity to build up that capacity not only with our partners in this area but Great Lakes wide,” said aquatic invasive species coordinator Doug Jensen.

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