Protect Your Waters

Prevent the transport of zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and other aquatic invasive species (AIS).

Invasive species are species that are not native to Minnesota and cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

Minnesota waters are threatened by aquatic invasive species. It is illegal to transport any aquatic plants, zebra mussels, New Zealand mudsnails or other prohibited invasive species, or to launch a boat or trailer with these species attached.


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Invasive Carp

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DNR News

08/28/2015: Invasive species starry stonewort confirmed in Stearns, Meeker county lakes Full story

08/04/2015: Zebra mussels reported in Lake Stella in Meeker County Full story

07/30/2015: 'Think Zero' aims for no violations of aquatic invasive species laws Full story

07/27/2015: Zebra mussels confirmed in Big Cormorant Lake in Becker County Full story


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2014 Invasive species annual report pdf

Protect the Great Lakes from Aquatic Invasive Species

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Aquatic Invasive Species - Minnesota Waters At Risk

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Invasive Species Calendar pdf


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