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MNDNR UPDATE:

Affirmation now in effect in Minnesota

Affirmation Card Information

An affirmation card reminds boaters and nonresident anglers of Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws.

Watercraft owners and nonresident anglers must read and sign the affirmation during their regular license renewal, then keep it in their possession with their license. The affirmation demonstrates understanding that Minnesota law requires license holders to:

· Clean aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species from watercraft

· Drain lake or river water from all equipment and keep drain plugs out during transport

· Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash, not in the water

No one needs to renew their license earlier than usual, and there is no additional cost or training involved. The affirmation is a simple way of making sure more people using our lakes and rivers know how to follow the laws designed to protect our valuable natural resources.

The affirmation, enacted by the Minnesota Legislature, is another positive step in the state’s proactive efforts to keep 95% of Minnesota lakes off the infested waters list. The state has also implemented mandatory training for anyone convicted of violating invasive species laws. Minnesotans are serious about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species and the recreational, environmental and economic harm they cause.

The affirmation and mandatory class are two more tools to help ensure that people know and follow AIS laws. Less than five percent of Minnesota’s 11,842 lakes and 6,564 rivers/streams are on the infested waters list. The problem is serious, and slowing the spread of aquatic invasive species is everyone’s responsibility, but it’s far from a lost cause. Go to mndnr.gov/CICOtraining to learn more about the Clean In Clean Out class or to take the training yourself!

 

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Cards To Soldiers

This request came from the wife of one of our heroic vets…
When doing your personal cards this year, take one card and send it to this address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get.

A Great Idea!!!

When you are making out your card list this year, please include the following:

A Recovering American soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington,D.C 20307-5001

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