The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District was awarded an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention grant from Hennepin County. We received $20,000 to research goldfish in the Lake Cornelia system. Researchers will tag 500 goldfish and determine how the fish migrate and use the data to develop a management strategy. Education will also play a major role in this project.
In general, projects that received this grant will prevent and slow the spread of AIS. These projects will use emerging technologies to detect aquatic invasive species early in lakes, support research and outreach on pathways beyond boat accesses, expand inspections and outreach at public lake accesses, and fund research and education.