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Aquatic Invasive Species public info session set for June 6

Zebra mussels
Zebra mussels

A public information meeting to explore the potential impact of Aquatic Invasive Species on the Gunflint Trail region's lakes and fishing will be held at 4 PM, Wednesday, June 6 at the Hungry Jack Lodge.

Minnesota Sea Grant AIS Presentor Marte Kittson will discuss "The Variety and Scope of AIS Impacts for the Gunflint Region."

The meeting is open to the public and it is designed for regional lake and fishing partners who have concerns and hopes about the control of AIS. The presentation will focus on the AIS in the region, how they are spread and the impact they can have over the long term.

Forrest Parson of Hungry Jack Lodge is providing supper for the participants to give them an opportunity to share stories and ideas. After the meal, Bill Middlefehldt of the Hungry Jack Lake Association and Kittson will lead the participants in a sharing of ideas and possible regional responses.  The meeting is expected to end at 6 PM.

The AIS session is sponsored by Minnesota Sea Grant, Hungry Jack Lodge and teh Hungry Jack Lake Owners Association. More specifics and information are avilable from Ilena Berg at Cook County Soil and Water, 387-3648 or via