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Lueck announces grants available to help control aquatic invasive plants

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

ST. PAUL – State Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, announces grants for projects that control invasive aquatic plants are now available through the DNR’s invasive species program.

The DNR indicates approximately $530,000 is available to lake associations, watershed districts, cities and counties for projects that control curly-leaf pondweed, Eurasian watermilfoil and flowering rush using herbicides, mechanical control or a combination of both.

“This grant program allows local lake associations and units of government to directly attack aquatic invasive plants and particularly target the needs of their lake or watershed,” Lueck said. “Please don’t hesitate to apply for a grant where a need is identified.”

Applications are now being accepted with a deadline of 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24. Details regarding grant requirements and application materials may be viewed by visiting www.dnr.state.mn.us and searching for “Aquatic Invasive Species Grants - control projects.” Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions may be directed to DNR aquatic invasive species management consultant Wendy Crowell at (651) 259-5085 or wendy.crowell@state.mn.us.

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