Clean In Clean Out
When boating or fishing in Minnesota, protect your waters by following state aquatic invasive species laws
- Clean all visible aquatic plants, zebra mussels, and other prohibited invasive species from watercraft, trailers, and water-related equipment before leaving any water access or shoreland.
- Drain water-related equipment (boat, ballast tanks, portable bait containers, motor) and drain bilge, livewell and baitwell by removing drain plugs before leaving a water access or shoreline property. Keep drain plugs out and water-draining devices open while transporting watercraft.
- Dispose of unwanted bait, including minnows, leeches, and worms, in the trash. It is illegal to release bait into a waterbody or release aquatic animals from one waterbody to another. If you want to keep your bait, you must refill the bait container with bottled or tap water.
Otter Tail County Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force Mission Statement
It is the Mission of the Otter Tail County Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force to develop programs and strategies to support and enhance the protection of Otter Tail County waters. In order to accomplish this, the Task Force will promote public awareness, education, containment, research and provide recommendations to the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners.
Otter Tail County Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force Membership
|Bernie Steeves||Otter Tail Lake Property Owners Association|
|Bob Schempp||Lake Service Provider|
|Dennis Carlblom||Scambler Township|
|James Wooton||AIS Detector|
|Jeff Stabnow||Clitherall Lake Association|
|Jerry Horgen||West Battle Lake Association|
|Mark Steuart||Dead Lake Association|
|Roger Neitzke||Little McDonald,Kerbs, Paul Lakes Improvement District|
|Ross Hagemeister||Guide Services|
|Sylvia Soeth||Pine Lakes Improvement District|
|Bonnie Weakland||Prairie Lake|
|Aimee Duchene||East Otter Tail County Soil and Water Conservation District|
|Barry Fitzgibbons||Otter Tail County Sheriff|
|Jim Iverson||Otter Tail County Deputy|
|Mark Ranweiler||Minnesota Department of Natural Resources|
|Marsha Bowman||Otter Tail County Land and Resource Management|
|Mike Bolinski||Minnesota Department of Natural Resources|
|Nick Leonard||Otter Tail County|
|Shawn Donais||Minnesota Department of Natural Resources|
|Spencer McGrew||Otter Tail County Land and Resource Management|