News: Learn to identify aquatic invasive species in early detection training

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Tony Brough, Environment and Energy: 612-348-4378

Maria Baca, Communications: 612-348-7865

Learn to identify aquatic invasive species in early detection training

Residents can sign up now for a Hennepin County training that will teach them early identification of aquatic invasive species.

The training will prepare participants to look for invasive species in the lakes or streams they visit. Training will focus on early detection of invasive species where management or eradication options may still be available.

The interactive training will include:

  • A presentation on the major species of concern
  • What to do if you find an aquatic invasive species
  • Hands-on identification 

Following the presentation, participants may practice their identification skills using live and preserved invasive plants and animals. 

Choose a session

Two training sessions are available. Registration is required.

  • Wednesday, June 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Simonson’s Salon & Spa, 2855 Glacier Lane, Plymouth
    Click to register
  • Tuesday, June 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Minnehaha Creek Watershed District office, 15320 Minnetonka Boulevard., Minnetonka
    Click to register

For more information about the program, contact Carolyn Dindorf, Fortin Consulting, 763-478-3606, or Tony Brough, Hennepin County, 612-348-4378.

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