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Extension’s Eleanor Burkett spearheads new AIS Detector Program in the battle on invasive species

University of Minnesota Extension Educator Eleanor Burkett is heading up an intensive boots-on-the-ground approach in the battle to slow the spread of invasive species in Minnesota—she’s donning waders in a multi-partner, University-led effort to train hundreds of citizen scientists to become certified Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Detectors. 


Land O'Lakes, Minnesota Partner on Water Quality Initiative

Land O'Lakes will promote the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program through its seed and crop protection business, WinField US, using its remote sensing technology to map the topography of fields to reduce erosion and better manage runoff. The network has more than 300 agricultural retailers in Minnesota that reach 25,000 farms.

Floating Workshops on the Water inform local leaders about water and land use management

This summer, hundreds of leaders from many Minnesota communities will take to the water, but instead of fishing, water skiing, or recreating they will be participating in a Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)-sponsored educational workshop. NEMO Workshops-on-the-Water have been educating local officials for more than 10 years providing hands-on learning to local policy-makers, building their knowledge of various plans, practices, and policies involved in water and land use management. 

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