Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach is one of many tools used to help prevent and limit the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species.  Often phrases such as "Clean, Drain, Dry" and "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers" are used during these efforts.  Le Sueur County actively participates with education and outreach efforts such as speaking at lake association meetings/nonprofit banquets, attending the County fair, AIS classes for public schools, TV advertisements, posting signs at county parks/accesses, and handing out items (bobbers, stickers, coasters, rapalas, bait bags, etc.) with messaging about preventing and limiting the spread of AIS!

Ice Fishing Event Poster

Le Sueur County Shoreline Residents-Help Project Our Lakes

Le Sueur County was awarded a grant from the Minnesota DNR.  Even thought the grant has expired, Le Sueur County would like to continue this program in 2022 and 2023.  Le Sueur County will be partnering with Lake Associations to communicate with residents to dry their used docks, rafts, lifts, and associated equipment for 21 days before moving anything to a different lake.

Did you know?  

Drying you equipment for 21 days is required by law before you move it to or different lake (MN State Statute 84D.10 Subd. 4).

What can you do to help out?

We are looking for participants with this program!

  • Are you interested in being more involved with your community when it comes to preventing and limiting the spread of AIS?
  • Would you like to attend trainings and/or demonstrations to learn how to properly clean and dry your docks, rafts, lifts, and other associated equipment?
  • Are you planning on moving and bringing your water related equipment to a different lake?
  • Do you plan on selling your water related equipment to other lakeshore owners?
  • Have you just moved to a lakeshore home and water to purchase water related equipment?

If you answered yes to any of the questions, then this program is for you!  In order to participate with the program, please fill out the commitment and participation form.  You may either contact your Lake Association, or contact Holly Kalbus (507-357-8540, email address located below), or click on the link below to access the form.  Once you have filled out the form, it can either be emailed to or mailed to Le Sueur County Environmental Services, Holly Kalbus, 88 South Park Ave, Le Center, MN 56057.

Participation and Commitment Form Online

Participation and Commitment Form Written

How to Handout

Watch the video to learn more about Best Management Practices that lakeshore residents can do in order to prevent and limit the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species!

Watch the video to learn more a more in depth training about AIS laws and best management practices that are important for lakeshore residents to prevent and limit the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species!

The video focuses on the 21 day dry time before moving water-related equipment to a different body of water.  Additionally, lake service provider information is also covered in the video!

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