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EQC Speaker Series - Should We Care About Carp in the Owasso Chain of Lakes?

  • Date: 03/20/2019 7:00 PM - 8:59 PM
  • Location: City Council Chambers
    4600 Victoria St. N.
    Shoreview, Minnesota 55110
  • Introduction: Join this discussion to learn more about carp management efforts in the Owasso Chain of Lakes.

Presented by Bill Bartodziej, Natural Resources Specialist, Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District

Over the past ten years, metro-area lake and watershed managers have come to better understand the impacts of invasive common carp on aquatic systems. As a result, more advanced techniques to control this aggressive fish species are in use. Excess carp in lakes, especially shallow lakes, can have profound negative impacts on water quality and ecology. Bill will discuss the risks carp pose to our lake systems and recent advances in carp management. An update on carp management in the Owasso Chain, including population assessment, netting and barriers to prevent carp migration will also be included.

This event is part of the 2019 Environmental Speaker Series, presented by the Shoreview Environmental Quality Committee. All presentations are held in the City Council Chambers starting at 7 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes with additional time for questions. Each event will be televised on the City’s Cable Channel 16 live in the evening and scheduled for replays. Call 651.490.4665 for more information.

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