Minnesota’s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention has provided $10 Million to Minnesota Counties each year since 2014. Each county has unique landscapes, ecosystems, and economies, so management is done locally. The AIS prevention program aims to prevent AIS by managing species present and reducing the risk of AIS spread from infected to uninfested waters. Meeker county works closely with anglers, lake associations, and sportsman clubs to manage AIS in the lakes and prevent their spread. The AIS Prevention and Management Program partners and provides financial and sometimes logistical support to the community via Annual AIS Grants.
On average, Meeker County's AIS Advisory Committee and County Board approve 15-20 projects local lakes! Management and prevention projects included: -Training local citizens and association members in AIS Identification and Inspections. -Providing partial support for additional boat inspections on lakes in the county. -Utilizing mechanical harvesters to remove AIS from lakes and Chemical treatments by lake service providers to manage ais and maintain recreational water use.
For more information on Meeker AIS Grants, please refer to the 2021 AIS Grants page.
For More information on the State of Minnesota DNR Grants for AIS, please see the DNR website.
AIS Grantees: Email proof of match, a copy of the detailed invoice, and a written request for grant fulfillment. If hours in kind were declared in your approved grant application, please provide detailed logs of services and hours. Grant fulfillment requests must be completed by November 15th.
End-of-year reports are due October 29th, 2021, you may complete yours here.