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AIS to be discussed on WELY

The Ely Area Invasives Team      Dedicated to preventing the spread of Invasive Species to and from the Ely Area.

The Ely Area Invasives Team (EAIT) is a local group that is organizing to bring together technical knowledge and public awareness in an effort to prevent the spread, manage the impacts and mitigate the effects of invasive species. Current partners in this effort include the Ely Field Naturalists, Burntside, White Iron Chain, Eagles Nest and Vermilion Lake Associations, Shagawa Lake Marina, Ely Community Resource, Lake and St. Louis County SWCDs, and the 1854 Treaty Authority.

EAIT will be sponsoring a 5 minute Q and A every Thursday at 10:00am on WELY (94.5 FM or listen on the internet @ ) following Trader Craig. The Q and A will be part of WELY’s new Wilderness segment.

Schedule of speakers beginning next week.

  • Thursday June 28th -Sonja Smerud / Sentry Training by Lake & North St. Louis County, what is the training and why we are training people to become sentries.....
  • Thursday July 5th - Emily Nelson / Inspectors and Decontamination program, why, where and what
  • Thursday July 12th - Bill Tefft, EFN and their support work on invasives and their new lab
  • Thursday July 19th - Julie Hignell, ECR and water projects

You are invited to join the Ely Area Invasives Team, a group interested in keeping our lands and lakes free from Invasives. We meet at the Ely Folk School on the third Thursday of every month at 11:00 am to share information, efforts and stories. We also have an email group set up to communicate timely information. You can request access at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For additional information, resources, and links on AIS, click on the “Educational Tab” on the WICOLA Homepage and then “Aquatic Invasive Species”.

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