Wright County COLA
Wright County Coalition of
Lake Associations (WCCOLA)
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Wright Regional Inspection Program not operating in 2019 | Courtesy Decontaminations remain available 
The Wright Regional Inspection Program will cease operations. The DNR would not approved the proposed 2019 expansion and Wright County Commissioner support was mixed. Here is more information.
Voluntary decontaminations continue to be available free of charge at the Regional inspection station beginning May 10th | 1300 Business Bvd (north on Annandale Blvd off of HWY 55 and follow road to the end).  
Free watercraft Decontamination 
1300 Business Blvd Annandale, MN 
Mon-Thur: 9am to 5pm
Fri-Sun: 8am to 6pm 

Starry Trek | August 17th | Registration is open  
Want to learn more about starry stonewort and check Wright County lakes? Register today (look for Annandale on the drop down) and meet at Schroeder Park (Cedar Lake) at 8:30. Usually done by 11am. 

Uof M Master Naturalist, AIS Identification Workshop, July 25th, Sauk Rapids
In depth session to sharpen your AIS identification skills.
9am to 4pm, Sauk Rapids Government Center
Register here

WCCOLA Spring Meeting & WSWCD Water Quality Training
There was a great group of attendees at the meeting on May 4th! 
--Dan Nadeau from Wright Soil and Water Conservation District reviewed water erosion projects and connected the dots between soil health and water quality. Here's his presentation.
--Chris Hector from the Wright Regional Inspection Program provided an update on the program and the plans for 2019 operations. Here's his presentation.
--Sonja Moseley, District Administrator for the Clearwater River Watershed District gave an overview of the CRWD projects.
--Jeff Forrester from Minnesota Lakes and Rivers reviewed the important water and river legislation from the 2019 session.
--Volunteer Water Quality Program: Drop off your samples at WSWCD office (763-682-1970, 311 Brighton Ave S, Buffalo, MN) May 20 | June 17 | July 15| August 19 | Sept 16

AIS Information on Wright Soil and Water Conservation Website
Check it out! 


Starry Stonewort--our newest aquatic invader Watch this short video to learn how to identify Starry Stonewort 

Lakes Active with WCCOLA

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