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Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Awards


The Initiative Foundation, as part of its Aquatic Invasive Species program, will award a total of $3.6 million to fund a limited number of pilot projects. This grant was recommended by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) and funded by the Minnesota Legislature through the Outdoor Heritage Fund. 

The program is intended to fund Minnesota pilot projects that are legal, effective and financially sustainable methods of preventing the spread of invasive species. The effort is done through a range of education and outreach, inspection and decontamination, enforcement, containment and/or other methods that can be administered locally.

View a PDF of approved AIS projects

Clean Water Land & Legacy AmendmentThe Minnesota Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment is working to restore, protect and enhance Minnesota's wetlands, prairies, forests and habitat for fish, game and wildlife. For more information, visit the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council website.


Don Hickman

 Don Hickman
Vice President for Community
 Workforce Development
(320) 631-2043