2021 Showcase is moving fully online
Each year, MAISRC hosts a Research and Management Showcase to share real-world solutions to Minnesota's aquatic invasive species problems. When we began planning the 2021 Showcase, we were excited to offer both an in-person and online experience for our attendees. As we began our planning efforts in the spring, the COVID-19 Delta variant had not yet risen to its current levels of cases or widespread concern. As a research center that works toward the goal of minimizing the spread of 'bad actors' into our beloved lakes, we found ourselves needing to take our own advice to reduce the spread of a different kind of bad actor. That said, we are moving forward with our Showcase this year, but online only.
We are making this change of plans now so that we can have time to organize and create the best possible online experience. Moving to an online format means that all presentations will now be streamed live and recorded. With the exception of our Carp Management Panel and New Projects Lightning Talk, all other presentations will have two time slots, giving you two opportunities to watch each session. All presentations will be recorded and will be available for viewing after the Showcase on our YouTube channel.
If you already purchased an in-person ticket— our staff will be in touch with you shortly to ask if you would like to switch to an online ticket (and receive a partial refund) or cancel your ticket (and receive a full refund).
2020 was a crazy year, but we still have exciting research findings to share with you! Join us online to learn about optimizing eDNA monitoring for AIS, cattail removal to improve shoreline biodiversity, invasive Phragmites management, and much more.
Due to Covid-19 rules events in general can change quickly. Please check for cancelations before traveling to events and meetings.
Clear Lake Township Meeting's
The new meeting location is now at the Clear Lake City Hall (sold the old town hall last year and currently building a new town hall). Also, due to the COVID-19, they are holding our monthly board meeting via teleconferencing until further notice.
Upcoming events for BLCA