Citizen Science Projects: Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Sentry Program

The AIS Sentry Program educates and empowers community members to recognize and report aquatic invasive species throughout St. Louis County. The AIS Sentry Program helps prevent and limit the spread of AIS in waters throughout St. Louis County.

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St. Louis River Alliance, St. Louis County’s Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program, Minnesota Sea Grant, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Great Lakes Worm Watch

Great Lakes Worm Watch is committed to increasing public understanding and appreciation of the role of exotic earthworms in ecosystems change across the region.

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University of Minnesota Duluth-Natural Resources Resarch Institute, National Science Foundation, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, The Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, The Coastal Zone Management Act, Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center

Midwest Invasive Species Information Network

The goal of this regional resource is to assist both experts and citizen scientists in the detection and identification of invasive species in support of the successful management of invasive species.

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Michigan State University, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Michigan Department of Agriculture, Shedd Aquarium

Wisconsin First Detector Network

A citizen science network that empowers people to take action against invasive species through monitoring, management, and outreach.

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University of Wisconsin-Extension