More watercraft inspectors expected at more lake accesses this Summer

More watercraft inspectors expected at more lake accesses this Summer Click to Enlarge

(KBRF) - More watercraft inspectors at more lake accesses are part of the plan for area Counties Aquatic Invasive Species program this summer. Karl Koenig with Becker Soil and Water Conservation District coordinates the Becker County AIS Program and is now hiring for the 2018 open-water season.

Funding approved in by the Legislature in 2014 allows Becker County to receive 347-thousand-dollars a year until 2024 toward managing Aquatic Invasive Species in Becker County Lakes. Koenig says the majority of that money is used to pay watercraft inspectors. Koenig says 30 inspectors were posted at 20 lakes in 2017.

In its fight to keep aquatic invasive animals and plants at bay, along with watercraft inspectors, Becker County purchased four decontamination units available for the use on watercraft.

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