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Public Notice:

Todd County Request for Proposal (RFP) for Aquatic Invasive Species Program.

Todd County is the recipient of County Program Aid grant funds for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention from the state of Minnesota as a result of 2014 Session Law Chapter 308.  It is anticipated this will be an ongoing aid program, dependent on decisions by the Legislature.  The purpose of these funds is to “prevent the introduction or limit the spread of aquatic invasive species at all the access sites within the county” (MN Statutes 477A.19).

The purpose of this RFP is to facilitate the disbursement of these funds to parties interested in conducting work to facilitate this purpose.

Todd County is soliciting Local Government Units (LGU) and/or private businesses for proposals for the Todd County AIS Program in 2017.  The details of this RFP can be found on the Todd County website.  Contact the Todd County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) with questions at 320-732-2644.  Applications are due March 24th, 2017.  Click here for information about the RFP

Todd County AIS Program

The 2014 Legislative Session enacted Law Chapter 308 to provide Minnesota counties a County Program Aid grant for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention.  The amount designated to each county was based on the number of watercraft trailer launches as well as the number of watercraft trailer parking spaces within each county.

County efforts will be in addition to existing work being supported and delivered by MN DNR.  It is the hope of the legislature that together the county plus MN DNR can slow the spread of aquatic invasive species and their negative impacts to our lakes.

 Todd County AIS Plan 2016               

The Todd County Aquatic invasive Species (AIS) plan was prepared with input from Lake Associations,
County Commissioners, and the Todd Soil and Water Conservation District staff. This plan was
prepared to direct the expenditure of County Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Aid funds allocated
by the State of Minnesota Legislature starting in 2014. Goals included in this plan are to develop a
program which is ongoing and slows the spread of AIS within Todd County’s lakes and rivers.
Strategies to make this a reality include outreach and education, boat inspections at DNR landing
areas, and enforcement of existing AIS regulations. Select lakes will be monitored for Zebra Mussel
veligers. Projects to control AIS in Todd County Lakes will be cost shared with lake associations.
DNR News Release


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