Upcoming DNR Events

Viking Sportsmen encourages people to attend one of these upcoming DNR events.

This series of meetings is an opportunity for anglers to weigh in with their concerns about how to strike a balance between reducing the likelihood of spreading AIS vs. unduly restricting the public use of our lakes and rivers

Thursday Aug 1st meeting will be held at Alexandria Area High School, registration link below.

Angling, AIS and Access to Minnesota Lakes and Rivers

You are Invited – Please Join the Conversation

In the land of 10,000 lakes, the ways we use and share our lakes and rivers impacts you, your neighbors, and your local communities. You are invited to come and talk with local residents, lake associations, anglers, and others interested in enjoying and protecting Minnesota’s lakes and rivers.

Conversations will focus on public access to Minnesota’s lakes and rivers, providing excellent recreational fishing, and stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS).

Come to one of our three August events

We are hosting three events this summer. These gatherings will be different from many other public meetings. There will not be presentations by DNR Staff. The people who come to these events will set the agenda and lead the discussions.

There will be conversations among local residents, lake associations, and anglers focusing on use and protection of our lakes and rivers. We will discuss how local communities can work together better to address shared concerns.

Meeting Times and Locations

Thursday, Aug 1: Alexandria High School, Alexandria

Saturday, Aug 10: Central Lakes College, Brainerd

Thursday, Aug 15: Monticello High School, Monticello

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the events will begin at 10:00 a.m. The events will end no later than 4 p.m. Lunches will be provided at no cost.

Please pre-register online to help us plan logistics and lunch.
Share and invite others to join the conversation!

For more information about the events, contact April Rust at april.rust@state.mn.us or 651.259.5706

Events are sponsored by the Minnesota DNR and Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee, to:

Bring together local residents, lake associations, and anglers to talk with each other about how public access to and protection of our lakes and rivers impact local communities, and how we can all work together better to provide access and protect our lakes and rivers.
Learn what local residents, lake associations, and anglers think needs to be done to address important issues related to angling, public water access and AIS to local communities.

Please come – Set the agenda – Join the conversation