Citizen Science: Starry Trek 2018
Join the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center on Saturday, August 18 for a day searching for one of Minnesota's newest aquatic invasive species, starry stonewort (and other invaders). Registration is now open!
Volunteers will get expert training on how to look for and identify starry stonewort and other invasives. Rendezvous sites are located across the state and will be hosted by local agencies and organizations to search nearby locations. Participants will meet at the local rendezvous site in the morning and will be assigned sites to search upon arrival.
This really makes a difference: last year, Starry Trek participants found an early infestation of starry stonewort in Grand Lake, which lead to the lake association and the Minnesota DNR rapidly mobilizing to hand-pull the infestation. Initial results from this early intervention are very promising.
No experience is necessary to participate in Starry Trek, and it’s free and family-friendly! Register today.