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Watercraft Inspection Program

Watercraft Inspection Program

We unfortunately have eleven lakes in Kandiyohi County with confirmed zebra mussel infestations with a number of the lakes in the county having new or existing Eurasian water milfoil populations. Additionally, the threat of starry stonewort in both Pope and Stearns counties surround us. With this in mind, we try to tailor our watercraft and decontamination program to provide the best coverage possible. The scheduling is based on infestations, usage, and feedback from local community groups. With limited resources, we cannot have an employee on every access every day, but we are working to balance all of the needs and lakes.

Please be supportive of our watercraft inspectors, especially considering they are more effective educators when the community is rallying around them. These individuals, per our delegation agreement with the MN DNR, are trained in a particular way that we will not deviate from. If you find that there is a policy that you would like to speak further about, please feel free to reach out to me.