Outsourced Solution for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention
Water is not only the cornerstone of our identity, it’s Minnesota’s greatest natural asset!
"Minnesota’s lakes, along with wild lands, state parks and trails, are main attractions that contribute to the State’s $12.5 billion annual sales from travel and tourism." 1
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) threaten the beauty, safety and sustainability of our lakes and rivers. The spread of AIS is a growing challenge for our region, with serious potential consequences for our daily lives and the legacy we'll be able to leave behind for future generations.
The experienced team at Waterfront Restoration is ready to partner with you to protect Minnesota waters through expertise, education, prevention, inspection and management of AIS.
Not sure where to start?
Wondering if your efforts will be effective?
Concerned about maximizing your investment?
Waterfront Restoration can help. We’re committed to playing a role in tackling this state-wide issue. Our inspectors routinely prevent boaters from spreading the following AIS:
WHY CHOOSE TO PARTNER WITH WATERFRONT RESTORATION?
"The spread of invasive species harms ecosystems, disrupts economic activity and degrade the quality of recreation...Caring for the land, air and water that supports us and other living things is more urgent than ever, and we must be prepared to address the challenge. Now, more than ever, a positive future is in the hands of those who plan for it. The time to shape tomorrow is today.”
According to the MN Department of Natural Resources, Invasive Species 2016 Annual Report:
“Invasive species have serious economic, environmental and recreational impacts in Minnesota..."
"Invasive species management is complicated and costly, which is why preventing new infestations is critical." - Keegan Lund, invasive species specialist
"Invasive species are outpacing our capacity to respond.”
OUR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE IS A DIRECT RESULT OF OUR LOVE FOR MINNESOTA'S WATERS.
1 Source: DNR’s 10-Year Strategic Plan (2015-2025)
2 Note: Additional outsourced resources are needed to meet increasing demand: The DNR alone conducted 123,000 watercraft inspections for AIS in 2014. In 2016, they conducted more than 417,000. Source: MN Department of Natural Resources, Invasive Species 2016 Annual Report