Water Resource Enforcement OfficersLast updated: 2018-03-20
WREO Joseph Stattelman (NE) spent the week assisting with lake service provider trainings. Time was spent at Camp Ripley for training and in-service planning. Equipment was maintained for the season.
WREO Mike Scott (NE) checked snowmobile riders over the weekend on area trails in Tower. Trails are rapidly deteriorating but plenty of people are still out. Anglers on the North Shore were checked. They?re catching coho salmon and Kamloops. Warm weather has been good for the anglers. Work on this year?s Law Enforcement Memorial Association event for May 15 is under way with contacts for family members of fallen officers being made as well as research.
WREO Robert Haberman (North Central) worked on duties related to water resources. Haberman also checked anglers on local lakes and patrolled Cross Lake for ATVs and snowmobiles.
WREO Leah Weyandt (Central) served a restoration order for a wetland violation that needed to be corrected. Several technical meetings were attended to assess possible violations. A conference was attended where Weyandt spoke to marina owners about Sophia?s Law and how it will impact their customers.
WREO Luke Belgard (SW) worked angling, ATV, and coyote hunting activity. The officer followed up on wetland and waters cases and responded to calls for service.
WREO Julie Siems (SE) worked on setting up aquatic invasive species enforcement classes for area agencies. Many boaters and anglers were checked on the river. Violations included no license in possession and no registration numbers on watercraft.