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Zebra Mussel-Sniffing K9s and Minnesota Sea Grant Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist at Pike Lake Demonstration

May 4, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Pike Lake Public Access
5798 Town Hall Road
Duluth, MN

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Free and open to the public.

On Thursday, say hello to a dog helping to Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!TM

Who is presenting: K9 and DNR enforcement officers. Invasive species specialist, Doug Jensen, will also be at the Pike Lake demonstration site.

What: Doug Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) expert with the Minnesota Sea Grant Program, will host a Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!TM table with preserved specimens of zebra mussels, other AIS and information. Jensen confirmed the zebra mussel infestation in Pike Lake in 2009 and will be available to answer questions about zebra mussels, other AIS and how to prevent the spread.

This event is hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. MNDNR K9s trained to detect zebra mussels will demonstrate their skills, in advance of next weekend's start of the open water fishing season. The two newly certified K9s will bring the number of MNDNR zebra mussel K9s to four. Minnesota Sea Grant partners with MNDNR on the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!TM campaign, watercraft inspections, and helping to inform boaters and anglers about DNR regulations on AIS.

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