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Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

What are Aquatic Invasive Species?
Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are nonnative plants, animals, or pathogens that live primarily in water and thrive in their new environment, often out-competing native species.  In Minnesota there are many aquatic invasive plants and animals.  Well known AIS include: zebra mussels, curly-leaf pondweed, Eurasian watermilfoil, and carp.

Renville County Accepting Grant Applications to Address Aquatic Invasive Species
Renville County is accepting grant funding requests for innovative ideas relating to aquatic invasive species prevention, detection, management, and leadership. Funding requests are open to all Renville County residents, service and non-profit organizations, public and private schools, and local units of government.

There is no minimum or maximum grant funding amount that can be requested.  Grant funding allocations may vary based on funding availability and number of applications received. 

Questions regarding the grant application can be directed to Scott Refsland, Environmental Services Director, at 320-523-3664 or by email to scottr@renvillecountymn.com.