WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District needs volunteer help this summer! Normandale Lake in Bloomington has invasive carp in it. Carp stir up the bottom of lakes with their feeding habits. This creates cloudy water, and releases nutrients that can cause algae blooms. The watershed district is undertaking management actions to reduce the number of carp in Normandale Lake.
We need volunteers in August and September to bait fish nets with corn. The corn attracts carp specifically to the area of the net. Once the fish are trained to group in the area of the fish net, WSB will net and remove the carp from the lake. A minimum of one week (Monday-Friday) commitment and approximately 5-10 hours per week is required to volunteer. Training and materials are provided. Fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering: Fisheries Volunteer Interest Form.
Learn more about this volunteer opportunity!
Read a volunteer position description: Fisheries management
Watch a short video: Baiting nets 101