Roosevelt and Lawrence Area Lake Association
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Invasive Species

Link to Youtube video on zebra mussels  

Our PRIMARY resource in North Central MN is the quality of our lakes and streams. That quality dramatically affects 
tourism, land values, economic enjoyment and our future.  These nasty little aliens are already in the Whitefish Chain, Mille Lacs, Gull, Pelican, Prior Lake, Minnetonka, Ossawinnamakee, and other lakes around MN!  
We need to keep them OUT of our waters.

MNCOLA FLYER showing what you can do to stop the spread of invasive species
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Link to MNDNR video on AIS

Link to USGS Information on Invasive Invertebrates

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Here is a link to a video showing several invasive species both above and below the waterline:

Invasives waterline view

Crooked Lake Township created an AIS Committee on March 12, 2012 at the Annual Open Town Meeting. The purpose of this committee is to develop and implement a plan to help prevent the AIS contamination of the lakes of Crooked Lake Township.  
If you would be willing to help with this effort, please call Ed Evans (218) 792-5767 or e-mail him at

The AIS Committee has created and disseminated a “Legislative Letter” intended to provide AIS guidance to our elected representatives. If you would be willing to send a letter on occasion, please contact Ed Evans (  A copy of the current sample letter is reproduced below:

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