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COLA to launch billboards on invasives [UPDATED]

Published 8:54am Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Updated 11:56am Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Otter Tail County will soon see new billboards informing residents about the dangers of aquatic invasive species and how to prevent the spreading of these destructive plants and animals.

Other organizations have also used billboards as a way to educate the public about AIS, and the county Coalition of Lake Associations has come up with its own billboard campaign. The county board has approved OTC COLA $8,280 of county funds to launch a 90-day billboard campaign that will focus on high-traffic areas around lakes. The billboards selected by COLA are in visible areas and were volunteered by private land-owners, COLA president Jeff Stabnow said.

There are three different billboard designs, and they will rotate every 30 days. Some of the sites will include Fergus Falls, State Highway 59 south of Detroit Lakes and State Highway 10 near Perham.


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