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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Good government deserves recognition, when seen.

Anoka County Parks and Rec. Dept. - Peter Bodley writing, this link.

Good consensus deserves recognition too, when seen. Bodley near the end of his item reported:

Commissioner Jim Kordiak, who chairs the board’s Parks and Community Services Committee, commended Perry for doing a “really fine job” heading the county’s aquatic invasive species prevention program. “This is the first line of defense, and I am looking forward to another year,” Kordiak said.

This is important work and something that needs to continue, according to Commissioner Matt Look.

Commissioner Mike Gamache believes Anoka County’s education, awareness, early detection, monitoring and prevention is the best approach to deal with aquatic invasive species, he said.

Some counties are using the state money for treatment, but that should be done by the DNR, Gamache said.

“The focus of the program on education is where it needs to be,” he said.

A long list of aquatic invasive species are found in lake and rivers in Anoka County, including Eurasian watermilfoil in several lakes and zebra mussels in the Mississippi and Rum rivers,[...]

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