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Dinner at the Lake – Feb. 25, 2017

February 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Dinner at the Lake with Doug Jensen, MN Sea Grant Program

How Can We Prevent Harmful Aquatic Invasive Species Spread into My Home County?

Appetizers start at 6:00 p.m.; presentation following dinner

After a wonderful dinner in our beautiful lakeside dining hall, Doug Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator with Minnesota Sea Grant, will talk about aquatic invasive species in both the Great and inland lakes.

With nearly 12,000 lakes and a coast on the world’s largest body of fresh water, MN possesses a bounty of aquatic and coastal resources. Through scientific research and public education programs, Minnesota Sea Grant works to enhance Minnesota’s coastal environment and economy.

Please join us! 

Dinner at the Lake meal and presentation: 
Adults: $35; Children ages 5-12 yrs: $17

To make reservations:
Call (320) 245-2648
Email audubon1@audubon-center.org
♦ Click here to register online

Please note: if making a reservation that includes children (reduced rate), please phone or email your reservation to 320-245-2648 or audubon1@audubon-center.org rather than reserve online.

Make it a getaway and stay overnight! 

Add a private overnight lodging room for $50 per room (sleeps up to 4 adults) – includes linens.
Call 320-245-2648 or email audubon1@audubon-center.org if you’d like to add lodging.

sea_lamprey_mouthSea lamprey, which were able to swim into the upper Great Lakes when the Welland Canal was deepened in 1919, have been the most costly and damaging.

Doug Jensen is recognized as a national expert on harmful aquatic invasive species (AIS). For over two decades, he has conducted research, outreach and education aimed at preventing, controlling and minimizing the impacts of aquatic invasive species (AIS). His efforts have been hailed at the highest levels of government. In 2004, the Bush Administration recognized Habitattitude™, a national campaign which he helped create, as an innovative partnership between business, government, and academia addressing national policy objectives. The campaign educates aquarists and water gardeners encouraging actions to prevent the release of aquarium fish and plants. More familiar, Doug helped create Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! ™, another successful campaign aimed at preventing AIS spread by boaters and anglers.

Doug has authored dozens of published papers and education resources and received dozens of national and regional awards for his work. He currently co-chairs the Communication, Education and Outreach Committee of the national Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force as well as Chairs the Information & Education Committee for the Great Lakes Panel on ANS. Regionally, Doug leads the Great Lakes Habitattitude Collaborative. He co-chaired the fifth bi-annual 2016 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference, La Crosse, WI, which is now the largest conference of its kind in North America. Doug has an MS in Education and a BS in Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth. Askov is his hometown where his parents, Al and Ardis, still live. He lives in Duluth with his wife Kathy and has a daughter, Marissa.


February 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN 55072 United States
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888-404-7743 or 320-245-2648


888-404-7743 or 320-245-2648
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