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AIS Signs at Water Accesses

Due to the high demand for “Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!” signs for use at water accesses, the Minnesota DNR has recently updated our sign program (previously known as “Grants for DNR Signs at Water Accesses”). Organizations now have two options to obtain these signs:
1. You can request a small number from the DNR or
2. You can download the sign artwork files and have larger quantities of signs printed on your own.

Go to the new “Aquatic Invasive Species Signs at Water Accesses” page to find out more:

Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! signs at water accesses are a key public awareness strategy to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS). These signs contain regulatory language that is consistent statewide, which allows for easier enforcement of AIS laws. For your reference, the DNR also created an Aquatic Invasive Species Sign Manual for sign installation guidelines.

AIS Publication Order Form
Here are a few options to obtain aquatic invasive species (AIS) publications and outreach materials:
1. You can order select publications from the Minnesota DNR by filling out and submitting the attached order form.
• Use the PDF version if you would like to print it and fill it out by hand.
• Use the fillable Word document version if you would like to fill it out electronically.
• The first 100 or so of each publication are free, after that there is a charge.
2. You can also obtain AIS materials from:
3. Alternatively, the Minnesota DNR has a handful of materials that you can print on your own:
• Customizable (e.g. add you logo and contact info) print materials:

2016 AIS Prevention Aid Allocations
The Minnesota Department of Revenue has certified the AIS Prevention Aid (Minnesota Statute 477A.19) amounts to be distributed to each county for the year 2016. You can find the certification chart here: