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Conservation Officer Julie Siems and Brady search for AIS on a boat. Dogs are being trained to detect zebra mussels to make AIS inspections easier. Submitted Photo

Boaters on local lakes still violating AIS laws


Aquatic invasive species (AIS) violations have remained steady during the 2014 boating season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

"In our area, we're still running into a couple nights a week where there is someone in violation either with their drain plug in, or weeds on their trailer or even transporting zebra mussels. It's a steady average," said Lt. Robert Haberman, a water resources enforcement officer with the DNR.

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