Hello MN COLA!!

Looking forward to our next MN COLA meeting at the capitol in St Paul!

We begin at 10:30 on Thursday, April 16 in Room 300 of the State Office Building at the Capitol complex.

Our agenda includes a "get smart" session on the topic of muskie stocking in Minnesota lakes.  We will have representatives from the DNR Fisheries and Muskie Inc to discuss how and why the stocking of muskies has expanded in recent years, and what that means for lakes without a prior population.

We will also have a presentation on the Buffer Blitz by a large and varied coalition of concerned organizations and citizens coming together to lobby for Gov. Dayton's Buffer Initiative.

Additionally, we will consider a resolution originating in Cass County on our shared concern that there are far too many bills and proposed projects that will have a negative potential on our shared water resources.

All this and a few mores smaller items to consider, including "around the horn' reports from our members on local issues, including progress on the county AIS plans.

Hope to see you in St Paul!



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