Aquatic Invasive Species

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When boating or fishing in Minnesota, protect your waters by following state aquatic invasive species laws

Remember!

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

 

2018

2018 AIS Prevention Program – 1 Page Summary
2018 AIS Prevention Program – Final Report

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

Voting Members

Bernie Steeves Otter Tail Lake Property Owners Association
Bob Schempp Lake Service Provider
Dave Majkrzak Pelican Lake
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

Technical Advisors

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

 

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Independence Day

July 4, 2019 8:00 am
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Labor Day

September 2, 2019 8:00 am
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Veterans Day

November 11, 2019 12:00 am
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Thanksgiving Day

November 28, 2019 12:00 am
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Thanksgiving Friday

November 29, 2019 12:00 am
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Contact Info

Phone Number: 218-998-8095
Mailing Address:
540 Fir Ave. W. Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Spencer McGrew
Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist
218-998-8113
smcgrew@co.ottertail.mn.us

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