Minnetonka, MN, March 03, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- As residents of Lake Minnetonka prepare for the open water season, the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) encourage those that will be hiring lake service providers to utilize providers that are lawfully permitted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR). The MN DNR’s mandatory training program was enacted by the State of Minnesota in 2011 to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS). "Although Jasper Guide Services was not required to attend these classes, we do recognize the importance of keeping up to date on all information and training," states Dan Jasper, Owner of Jasper Guide Services.
It applies to all hired providers that install or remove water-related equipment (boats, docks, boat lifts, or other structures) from Minnesota bodies of water.
The LMCD and the MCWD fully endorse the new law, which will assist in containing existing AIS, such as zebra mussels in Lake Minnetonka, and prevent the introduction of new AIS in Lake Minnetonka and other water bodies within the watershed.
Jasper Guide Services offers fishing guide services on Lake Minnetonka and other Minnesota area lakes.