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A man wearing waders holds an aquatic plant in his hands as he stands in the shallow waters of Turtle Lake.

Our Lake, Our Legacy: protecting Minnesota’s life at the lake

Lakes are a part of the people of Minnesota’s identity. We all want to protect that. But there are 13 million surface acres of water in Minnesota—and a limited number of paid professionals available to prevent the serious threat of aquatic invasive species (AIS). So U of M faculty members Megan Weber and Dan Larkin are enlisting passionate citizens to protect Minnesota’s waters. Through the innovative AIS Detectors program, volunteers like Stephen Long and Cecilia Riedman are keeping these species from spreading to the pristine waters they call home.

Meet the Researchers

Dan Larkin
Assistant Professor and Specialist, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and University of Minnesota Extension
Megan Weber
Assistant Professor and Specialist, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and University of Minnesota Extension
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/node/276821
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
09/27/2019