The University of Minnesota is celebrating the opening of a newly-renovated lab and holding facility dedicated to researching invasive species.
The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center now houses a 10,000-square-foot lab and holding facility dedicated to research on zebra mussels and other invasive species that affect Minnesota’s environment.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place from 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Paul campus of the U of M.
University President Eric Kaler, MAISRC Director Susan Galatowitsch and Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Dean Brian Buhr are expected to be in attendance.
Funding for the lab came from the legislature, the U of M, the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and the Clean Water Fund.