Make a financial contribution to the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center

Researchers at MAISRC are working tirelessly to protect Minnesota's precious lakes and rivers from aquatic invaders, but we need all hands on deck!

Please make a gift today to support this crucial work.

In 2019, MAISRC and the United States Geologic Survey partnered to study the effectiveness of low-dose copper application to control zebra mussel populations in Lake Minnetonka. Data is still currently under review, however, the study suggests that the treatment effectively reduced zebra mussel veliger density, juvenile zebra mussel recruitment, and live zebra mussel density. Watch the video below to hear more from the researchers and community members directly:

Guardians of the Lake

Visit the project website or view a project summary PDF to learn more. 

MAISRC works to develop research-based solutions that can reduce the impacts of aquatic invasive species in Minnesota by preventing spread, controlling populations, and managing ecosystems. Your gift today will help propel our groundbreaking research projects on Asian carp, zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, and other invasive species forward. Help is also needed for travel to scientific meetings, publication costs, capital equipment, and for visiting scholars.

Our researchers are working diligently to address the AIS issues that are threatening Minnesota’s waters. Help us do this critical work with a gift today -- private contributions to MAISRC make a real difference and provide us with the flexibility to meet critical needs as they arise.

Please feel free to contact Cori Mattke at (612) 624-7785 or with any questions.

Thank you to the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative – Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).