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Wright County Regional Watercraft Decontamination and Inspection Program

Community Event Friday, June 8th, 2018
4-6 PM | Annandale City Hall | Presentation at 4:30

The Wright Regional Inspection Program is hosting a community event on Friday, June 8th, 4-6pm at the Annandale City Hall. Here will be a presentation at 4:30 "Wright Regional Inspection Program : Why, What, and How". Jeff Forester from Minnesota Lakes and Rivers will be the emcee.  Click here for more information about the event.

Here's all you want to know about the Wright Regional Inspection Program:
In a first for the state of Minnesota, Wright County has established a regional watercraft decontamination and inspection program. If you wish to launch a watercraft into Lake Sylvia (east and west), Lake John, or Pleasant Lake in Wright County, a free entrance inspection is required.  The regional site is located at 1300 Business Blvd in Annandale, MN and will be open sunup to sundown 7 days a week.

Enhancements for 2018 include at-the-access inspections for fishing leagues with 10 or more watercraft. Three business day advance notice is needed; call Alicia O'Hare  ais@wrightswcd.org or 763-682-1933 (ext 3). A best effort will be made to arrange for at-the-access inspections for the event.

We remind boaters and anglers to follow all Minnesota laws to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species:
  • Clean aquatic plants and animals from watercraft;
  • Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keep drain plugs out while transporting watercraft; and
  • Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash.
The program is a pilot to increase the percentage of boats inspected prior to launch and to improve the cost-effectiveness of inspections in Wright County.

Courtesy inspections and decontaminations continue to be available to anyone wishing to use any Wright County lake.

The Wright County Regional Watercraft Decontamination Inspection Program is a joint effort between the Wright Soil and Water Conservation District, the City of Annandale, the Greater Lake Sylvia Lake Association, the Pleasant Lake Association, and the Lake John Association.  Significant financial support has been provided by the Initiative Foundation Aquatic Invasive Species Program (Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council). For more information contact Alicia O’Hare AIS@wrightswcd.org or visit 

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Wright Soil and Water Conservation District (WSWCD) and
Wright County Coalition of Lake Associations (WCCOLA)

There was a great turn out for the spring meeting on May 5th  with over 25 Wright County lakes represented. 
Please take a look
at the presentation .  Thanks to all who attended!

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AIS Information on Wright Soil and Water Conservation Website
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