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AIS County Programs in Minnesota:

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources  (DNR)

             DNR: Aquatic Invasive Species

             DNR: Shoreland Rules:

             DNR:  Sensitive Lakeshore:

             DNR:  Score Your Shore

Minnesota Polution Control Agency (PCA):

             PCA: Citizen Water Monitoring

Minnesota Extension, Shoreland Education:

              Extension:  Water Resources:

              Extension:  Septic Systems (SSTS):

Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC):

Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources:

Minnesota Sea Grant:

            Sea Grant: Aquatic Invasive Species:

            Shoreland Management Resource Guide:

Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts:

Association of Minnesota Counties:

            AMC AIS Webinars:

            AMC AIS FAQ:  AIS_PreventionAid_FAQs

US Fish and Wildlife Service:

            USFWS: Invasive Species:

            USFWS: Pollinators:

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness:

            FBWW: Sulfide Mining:

Earth Observatory: Testing Water Quality by Satellite:

National Ground Water Association:

North American Lake Management Society:

AW Research Lab:

RMB Environmental Laboratories:


lake and shore

MN COLA serves to coordinate the efforts of all lake, river, and watershed associations in Minnesota, related to shoreline preservation and restoration, water quality, prevention of aquatic invasive species (AIS), and sustainable uses and development for bodies of water in all counties, which include: Aitkin, Anoka, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, Hubbard, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lac Qui Parle, Lake, Lake Of The Wood, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Roseau, St. Louis, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Steele, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wabasha, Wadena, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona, Wright, and Yellow Medicine.

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Minnesota Coalition of Lake Associations

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