News release: 2024 invasive aquatic plant management grant applications open Nov. 17

November 16, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering grants to lake associations and other groups for projects to manage invasive aquatic plants.

Applications will be accepted starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17. The application deadline is 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11.

As was the case for 2023 grants, invasive aquatic plant management permit applications will not be required at the time of grant application. Instead, grantees will apply for permits after receiving a grant, as a step in their grant work plan.

Application materials and details about the grant program are available on the DNR website.

Invasive aquatic plants are non-native plants that can potentially reduce native plant diversity and create recreational nuisances in lakes. The DNR’s invasive plant management goal is to minimize harmful effects caused by invasive aquatic plants while also protecting lake habitats and their use.

Questions can be directed to Angelique Dahlberg, DNR aquatic invasive species research and grants coordinator, at [email protected], or to DNR regional invasive species specialists.

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