Stop Invasive Species
We need your help to stop the spread of invasive species. Below is a collection of resources that outline what you can do to help.
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)
- This list of aquatic invasive species from the DNR will help you identify them.
- Follow the MN DNR's Clean, Drain, Dry guidance. This guidance is based upon current laws.
- An online course is available to help everyone comply with the law and stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.
- Here's a list of DNR's best tips to prevent spreading aquatic invasive species.
- If you find zebra mussels or anything else that looks suspicious attached to your watercraft equipment, please contact the DNR at 1-651-259-5100. Please ask to speak to an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Specialist.
The Scott County AIS Prevention Plan describes the strategies Scott County and its partners will implement to stop the spread of AIS in and outside Scott County: 2021-2022 AIS Prevention Plan (PDF).
Read our 2020 metrics report to the MN Department of Natural Resources on activities paid for with the AIS Prevention funds: 2020 AIS Metrics Report (PDF).
Invasive Species on Land
- This list of terrestrial invasive species from the DNR will help you identify invasive species on land.
- When landscaping your yard or business, choose native plants, contact the Blue Thumb program or Scott SWCD for help choosing and installing native plants.
- Report any possible land-based invasive species to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Arrest a Pest Program.
- Avoid transporting or purchasing noxious or invasive weeds. See the MDA's website on noxious and invasive weeds for more information, including a list of weeds.
- Follow the MN DNR's guidance on preventing the spread of invasive species.
- Follow the MDA guidance on moving firewood and ash tree products.
- Check out the Play Clean Go Partnership's website for more tips and resources.