Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Aid

During the 2014 legislative session, a county aid program was created to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS). Based on the number of trailered watercraft launches and trailer parking spaces, the funding Washington County receives varies, ranging from $139,581 in 2015 to $132,169 in 2017.
Since the program began, the county has awarded grants to lake associations, watershed districts, and others through an open and competitive request for proposals (RFP) process.

Summaries of grant results are available here:
Detailed results are available upon request.

Some grantees have developed plans that may be useful for lake associations, watershed districts and others, and they include:

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has certified $135,414 for AIS prevention aid for Washington County in 2020. Stay tuned for updates on how much will be available for competitive grants and how to apply for funding.