Announcements and Giving
Upcoming invasive carp forum featuring MAISRC researchers
MAISRC researchers Dr. Peter Sorensen and Dr. Adam Kokotovich will both be presenting at an upcoming forum on invasive carp. The forum, which brings together stakeholders from the University, the Minnesota DNR, nonprofit organizations, and the public, will be held on March 10.
Dr. Sorensen will be providing the group with an update about using deterrents such as sound barriers and water velocity at locks and dams, and Dr. Kokotovich will discuss an invasive carp risk assessment that will include a gathering of nationwide Asian carp experts earlier that week. Stay tuned for future updates on this risk assessment.
Join MAISRC for a ribbon-cutting ceremony
Please join University President Eric Kaler, Dean Brian Buhr, and MAISRC Director Susan Galatowitsch on March 2 to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center laboratory, a project made possible through funding from the 2014 Minnesota Legislature, the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, and the Clean Water Fund. Read more details here.
Get an inside peek at the new lab, which will be home to cutting-edge research on zebra mussels, curly-leaf pondweed, heterosporis, Asian carp, and more.
Heavy appetizers will be served; please RSVP here or call (612) 626-1412 by Monday, February 29, 2016.
Parking is available in the Gortner Ramp (the MAISRC lab is directly southwest of the ramp).
Save the date for the 2016 Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research and Management Showcase
Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 22 and plan to join MAISRC on campus for our third annual Research and Management Showcase! Watch our e-newsletter and our website for more information, including how to register and breakout session topics.
We did it! MAISRC reached its goal of raising $4,400 to purchase important new equipment in time for the 2016 field season.
Thank you to the Ada Lake Association, Association of Cass County Lakes, Big Marine Lake Association, Green Lake Property Owners Association, PLM Lake and Land Management Corp., Whitefish Area Property Owners Association, and the ten individuals who donated anonymously!
With this support, we will be able to buy a new car-top jon boat and a new boat motor to replace a failing one. This will help MAISRC researchers continue their research on Eurasian watermilfoil, emerging fish diseases like heterosporis, zebra mussels, carp, and more.
If you missed out on this fundraiser, you can always support MAISRC online. Researchers at MAISRC are working tirelessly to protect Minnesota’s precious lakes and rivers from aquatic invaders, and we’re so grateful you’re by our side. Thank you!