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Lake Lovers Encouraged to Register for Fully Online AIS Detectors Certification

Lake lovers of any education level are encouraged to participate in the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Detectors Program’s namesake course that is open for registration and fully online for the first time this year. The AIS Detectors certification is an introduction to aquatic invasive species science, identification, and surveillance. Participants learn how to report invasive species to government officials, best practices for preventing the spread of AIS, relevant rules and regulations, and how to search for AIS on their own.

In the course, participants learn how to correctly distinguish between invasive species and their native Minnesota counterparts. he course covers invasive plants including Eurasian watermilfoil, hydrilla, and starry stonewort; invasive invertebrates including spiny water fleas, rusty crayfish, red swamp crayfish, zebra mussels, and quagga mussels; and invasive fish including bighead carp, silver carp, round goby, and ruffe.

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Anglers can prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species

The approaching fishing season comes with a reminder from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to always follow state laws to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

It’s also important for anglers to take a few minutes for invasive species prevention every time a boat comes out of the water.

Maj. Shane Kirlin, DNR operations manager, said that’s true whether or not an enforcement officer or watercraft inspector is present.

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Area Golf Leagues Starting

Golf Leagues Starting at Emily Greens
It is that time of year for leagues to be forming and starting at Emily Greens. If you have never played in a league or felt like you do not have the ‘game’ to play; now is the time to join. There is no intimidation factor as the focus is always on having fun on the golf course. You do not have to be with the ‘in crowd’ as these are not just for the regulars – no clicks allowed – everybody will know your name and make you feel welcomed! After all, Emily Greens is the friendliest course around.

Men’s Leagues:
Tuesday Mornings at 8:30am: a fun 9 hole league on the Front 9 starting the first Tuesday in May (May 4th). In the month of May, it is a 9am start time for this league.

Tuesday Morning at 10:30am: a 9 hole scramble on the Back 9 also starting May 4th. Many men play in both leagues or just one of them.

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