ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications from Minnesota residents interested in serving on the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee.

The committee, established in January 2013, helps guide the DNR’s AIS prevention and management activities.

Responsibilities include reviewing reports, preparing comments and participating in eight meetings a year in a central Minnesota location. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Aquatic invasive species are one of the state’s most pressing natural resource issues. Preventing the spread of zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, invasive carp, starry stonewort and other invasive plants and animals is of critical environmental, recreational and economic importance.

For more information or to apply, visit http://bit.ly/2XfPPdP.