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DNR officials seek watercraft inspectors

The Minnesota DNR is seeking watercraft inspector interns for the upcoming boating season. The inspectors are stationed at public accesses on lakes and rivers infested with invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels.

"We're looking for young adults interested in doing important environmental conservation work," said Heidi Wolf, DNR Watercraft Inspection Program coordinator. Watercraft inspectors inform and educate the public about aquatic invasive species and the threat they pose to Minnesota waters.

Other duties may include assisting with access posting, conducting invasive species plant removal and other natural resource projects. These are full-time temporary internships that start immediately and run through the middle of October.

Positions are available in Walker, Detroit Lakes, Brainerd, Battle Lake, Pelican Lake, Alexandria, Ottertail, Baudette, Wabasha, Winona and Minnetonka.

Applicants must have a valid Minnesota driver's license, be enrolled in a natural resources or related program and be eligible to receive school credit for the position. The deadline for applications is open until all positions are filled.

More information is available on the DNR website.