Skip to content

Adopt A Dock Volunteer Program

Adopt a Dock is a citizen science initiative in which lakeshore residents monitor for aquatic invasive species. Want to join the team? Email Maya:

In the spring, volunteers attach monitoring plates to the end of their docks. They check your plates once a month, and report observations to the watershed district.


Current Adopt-a-Dock volunteers

Lake Riley Residents only: Lake Riley 2019 Volunteer Log

All other lakeshore residents: 2019 Volunteer Log


Helpful resources for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Identification.

Zebra mussel overview (MN DNR)

MN AIS Identification Guide (MN Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center)