Join us on August 21, 2021 at Excelsior Commons, 135 Lake Street, for a day of searching for starry stonewort and other aquatic invasive species! Register by August 15, 2021 to ensure availability. It’s a fun and rewarding way to protect Lake Minnetonka and other lakes. You can help protect the lake today and for future generations.
Starry stonewort is an invasive algae that was first found in Lake Koronis in 2015 and has since spread to 14 Minnesota lakes. Now we are asking for your help in searching Lake Minnetonka and other lakes to better understand its distribution in Minnesota. It is a difficult and costly species to manage once established, and negatively impacts the lake’s ecology. You can learn more about starry stonewort HERE.
Participants will meet at the local training site in the morning and will be assigned sites to search upon arrival. All participants will need to return to the local training site to check-in and turn in an specimens and datasheets at the end of the day. No experience necessary! Participants under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Visit the MAISRC Starry Trek webpage HERE.
In the event of inclement weather, local sites will move the event to August 22nd (following the same schedule). You will be notified via e-mail if your local training site site is impacted by inclement weather.