The Lake Owen Association is seeking paid staff to work as a team on aquatic invasive species prevention, education, and decontamination for the summer of 2022. As a watercraft inspector or decontamination staff, you will play an important role in protecting Lake Owen and other valuable water resources.

There are two types of positions available:

Watercraft Inspector: Operating primarily from Two Lakes Campground, and on occasion at the north end public landing on Lake Owen, the main duties of the Watercraft Inspector are to inspect and screen boats of visitors launching at Lake Owen. If needed, inspectors will also assist in decontaminating visitors’ boats and equipment by hand removal and rinsing with a mild bleach solution.

Inspectors are also required to collect and log data on visiting boaters’ recent visits to other lakes, as well as boaters’ behaviors and knowledge of AIS. Inspectors also will also attempt to increase awareness of aquatic invasive species (AIS) by sharing information about AIS regulations and prevention steps with visitors to the boat landings.

Decontamination Staff: Operating from the north end outlet boat landing on Lake Owen, Decontamination Staff perform all duties of Watercraft Inspectors. Additionally, these staff will screen visiting boats, trailers, and equipment such as live wells for AIS decontamination. As needed, staff will operate a hot water, high pressure washer to decontaminate affected equipment.

If interested, please contact Addie Arens at the Drummond Public Library (or call 218-404-6081 or email ) for more details and a job application. Applications are due May 2nd.