Resources

Lake Service Providers

The Cass County AIS Program and area lake associations have partnered to implement the FiveStar Lake Service Provider Program. This program asks participating Lake Service Providers (LSPs) to hold themselves to a higher standard to prevent the spread of AIS from movement of their equipment, or by sales of used docks, lifts, and swim-rafts. In return for their participation in the program, Cass AIS Program will pay for their required DNR AIS training. WLBCR Lakes Association is highly supportive of this new program and the preventive role the LSPs play in preserving our lakes.

When scheduling an LSP, please consider contacting one of the following Lake Service Providers enrolled in the FiveStar Program to help keep our lakes clean and free of AIS:

  • Wheeler Dock & Lift Service

  • Wheeler Marine

  • Muskie House Marine

  • Land O’Lakes Marine

  • The Dock Guys

  • Prososki All Care Service

  • Lake Life Dock & Lift

  • Northwoods Dock and Service

  • Resort Marine & Service

  • Rock Solid Services

  • Grand Rapids Marine.

If you use another provider, please verify they are a DNR-permitted lake service provider; and if they’re not, ask if they will consider becoming a FiveStar LSP. Visit the Cass AIS Program website to learn more about this important program: Aquatic Invasive Species (cass.mn.us)

MN DNR Conservation Officers

As licensed peace officers, Conservation Officers enforce laws and regulations under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which relate to:

  • fish and wildlife,

  • state parks,

  • trails,

  • forests,

  • waters and wetlands.

They also perform public relations and educational duties throughout the state. To reach a conservation officer, call the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157. The CO for our region is Jacque Hughes.

Also available for reporting a suspected violation is the Turn In Poachers (TIP) Hotline: 1-800-652-9093.