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!
Le Sueur County Shoreline Residents-Help Project Our Lakes
Le Sueur County was recently awarded a grant from the Minnesota DNR. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Le Sueur County Environmental Services, Holly Kalbus, 88 South Park Ave, Le Center, MN 56057.
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!
In previous years, Climb Theatre has attended Le Sueur County schools to present a class all about Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). In 2020 and 2021, Le Sueur County partnered with Climb Theatre to develop an online AIS education class for public schools. Students, school staff, and parents can also take a survey and provide feedback about the class. This class has offered a unique and diverse way for Le Sueur County students to learn about AIS.