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AIS Inspection Programs

Inspection Success Story

Careful inspection at the boat launch off Highway 65 prevented a major infestation of Zebra Mussels in Big Sandy Lake.  Click here for the full story and a picture of the boat's hull.   

2019 Inspection Program

Continued funding will pay for inspection of boats at Big Sandy's public landings. To apply to be hired

as an inspector

contact Chad Harting

at 218-824-9675.

Zebra Mussel Early Detection Program

BSLA initiated a Zebra Mussel Early Detection program this sumer. Detection gauges have been installed at various sites around the lake and are inspected regularly for signs of zebra mussel veligers, the early stage of their development.  Click to view a map of the sites.


Decontaminate your boat, dock, or lift when moving between different bodies of water.  Aitkin County currently covers the cost of this service so there's no cost to customers. 

Decontamination Service Providers

Willey's Marine: 46054 State Hwy. 65,

McGregor, MN 55760  218-426-4350 

Farm Island Repair & Marine:  

28965 Hwy 169 So,

Aitkin, MN 56431  218-927-6395