Aitkin County Soil and Water conservation District needs AIS inspectors, continuing with other Spring work

Aitkin County Soil and Water conservation District needs AIS inspectors, continuing with other Spring work

April 20, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (4/20/21)

(Aitkin, MN) — Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District manager Steves Hughes is gearing up for the open water fishing season and all the public accesses that will be covered by Aquatic Invasive Species inspectors, as we covered that topic and much more with our monthly conversation.

Hughes mentioned that a particularly rain and snow-filled April will pay dividends as we go further into the Spring.

The need for extra AIS inspectors for the Fishing Opener on May 15th and through the summer, with added incentives.

The District’s “The Dock and Boat Lift Bounty” returns for another season for those interested in making some extra money.

This time of year with water levels continuing to fluctuate, new technology is assisting the District in keeping area waterways flowing properly.

Those water levels also help protect from potential flooding and soil erosion.

Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation Manager Steve Hughes also talked about tracking water and temperature levels, tree and plant sales, their AIS decontamination units, the Culvert Inventory project, and more with our full conversation here: