Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC)
Bonding dollars secured for critical lab updates
New funding has been made available as of July 1 to modernize the Research Center’s Central Holding and Research Facility. MAISRC will finalize design plans and anticipates construction to begin this winter. Renovations will create a new water supply and treatment system, new experimental spaces, and controlled environments so that we can hold and study, among other things, zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, Asian carp, and pathogens that could be used to control AIS. A critical first step of replacing an old failing well has been successfully completed with support from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and the Clean Water Fund.