Seaplane on the waterEnvironmental Awareness

The seaplane pilot's world is unique. Lakes, rivers, and wilderness areas are within the range of every seaplane pilot. Along with this freedom comes the responsibility of good stewardship of the bountiful natural resources we treasure.

The Minnesota Seaplane Pilot's Association has created the "Water Quality Task Force" to increase the "Environmental Awareness" of all seaplane pilots, through education on the proliferation of invasive species, and proactive contact with local and state authorities on water quality issues.

Water Quality Task Force Mission Statement

To keep the MSPA members and other seaplane pilots informed on matters concerning water quality and the potential of seaplanes transporting invasive aquatic plant species. To take a proactive position in the community in an effort to minimize the proliferation of non-native aquatic and invasive plant species.

Brian, Mary from MSPA and Jason from the DNR with a Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Sign

Resources

Lake Service Provider Training Manual

Manual for Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species. Version 2.0 - 2012 Edition - Click to Download