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Become an AIS Detector to protect our lakes!

Updated: Mar 19, 2022

At Center Lakes Association we are proud to announce a new program to support members interested in learning how to protect South and North Center Lakes.

The University of Minnesota has a course to learn how to detect aquatic invasive species (AIS). This course consists of two portions: an online course and a workshop. The self-paced online course takes approximately 8 hours to complete, followed by one in-person workshop or two virtual workshops. The online course will open on Monday, April 1st, 2022.

There are workshops in person and virtual this spring:

  • New Brighton - April 29th; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Alexandria - May 13th; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Virtual Workshop 1: Tuesday, May 24th and Wednesday, May 25th; 1 - 4 p.m.

  • Virtual Workshop 2: Wednesday, May 25th and Thursday, May 26th; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CLA will reimburse course costs for 2 association members after completing the course.

***1 spot is still available (3/19/22)***

If you are interested in taking the course and would like to be a part of the reimbursement program please email us at before registering and paying with the UofM.


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