Friday, March 14, 2014

Carp Wars - Environmental Forum for the Public - April 28th

Carp Wars Environmental Forum will discuss the battle to stop common carp and other aquatic invaders from destroying diversity in our lakes and streams.

When:  Monday, April 28th, 2014  7:00 pm
Who:  Dr. Peter Sorensen, Director of the MAISRC and Professor in the U of MN Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology.
Where: H.B. Fuller Company (1200 Willow Lake Blvd. Vadnais Heights, MN)
Cost: Free (light refreshments provided)
Questions:  Watershed District: 651-792-7965
                     Evening of Event: 651-236-5921

RSVPs appreciated via our Eventbrite site: ***Click Here to RSVP***
  • Discover the common carp’s secrets to success.
  • Learn how researchers have uncovered this fish’s amazing survival skills, and are using carp behaviors to successfully win the fight against this adept invader in the Phalen Chain of Lakes and other waters.
  • Hear Dr. Peter Sorensen enlighten you about the fascinating research he is leading and the creative solutions his team has developed to control invasive carp.
  • Learn about the unique collaboration underway at the new Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) where the University of Minnesota, the MN Dept. of Natural Resources and others strive to find biologically and economically sound ways to address the increasing number of aquatic invasive species threatening Minnesota’s waters.
Area residents, community and civic leaders are encouraged to attend.
You won't want to miss his captivating story!

Dr. Peter Sorensen is the Director of the MAISRC and a professor in the University of Minnesota Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. His boyhood intrigue at the diversity of fish species caught by commercial fishermen began his path to a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography and a love for research. He helped identify some of the first sex pheromones in fish and now works with students on projects to address fish behavior, physiology, and chemoreception.
 Sponsored by the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District and H.B. Fuller Company

Reid Swanson, Justine Koch, and Natural Resources Intern Janna (left to right) pull
carp out of a net barrier on a District creek.

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