Landing Blitz 2013

The Department of Natural Resources, along with numerous partner organizations (see list below), hosted the fifth annual Landing Blitz. The Blitz, part of the Clean Boats Clean Waters program, ran from Thursday July 4th through Sunday July 7th during the busiest time of the boating season. Throughout the Blitz participants educated boaters on preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Participation in the Blitz has grown steadily. Participating lakes grew from 90 in 2011 to over 200 in 2012. This year 168 partner groups covered 288 lakes. In 2010, the Landing Blitz reached 2452 people and 2078 boats. By 2012, those numbers grew to over 39,000 people and nearly 18,000 boats. This year the number of contacts and boats inspected jumped again (see graph below).

Due to its popularity, free towels, which were introduced in 2012, were again awarded to boaters found practicing good boat hygiene when they:

- Inspect their boat, trailer and equipment for attached plants, animals and mud

- Remove any plants, animals and mud

- Drain all water from boats, motors and live wells

- Never Move live fish away from a landing.

The popularity of the towels was described by Diane Schauer, Aquatic Invasive Species coordinator for Calumet County, "Boaters love the towels. It’s also more fun for us when we can give them something they’ll use. Good prompts, goodwill, good all the way around.”

To assist local participants in highlighting their efforts, the Department provided these groups with outreach materials and tips on getting their story in the media. These efforts garnered statewide attention for the Landing Blitz (see media links in the righthand sidebar).

Lake groups or other organizations wanting to participate in 2014 can contact their local Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator (http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/invasives/contacts.aspx) or Michael Putnam, 608-267-9868 or michael.putnam@wisconsin.gov.

Location:
Landing Blitz 2013 (Totals:Boats Inspected=15430,People Contacted=36667,Hours Spent=6353.45|)




Participants

  • Amacoy Lake Property Owners Association
  • Amery Lake P & R District
  • Anderson Lake Association, Inc.
  • Apple River P & R District
  • Archibald Lake Association
  • Ashland County Land and Water Conservation
  • Balsam Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District
  • Bass Lake Improvement Association
  • Bayfield County Land and Water Conservation Depart
  • Bear Lake Association Of Barron Co Inc
  • Beaver Creek Reserve
  • Berry Lake Association, Inc.
  • Berry Lake Property Owners Association (BLPO)
  • Big Bearskin Lake Association
  • Big Blake Lake P & R District
  • Big Chetac And Birch Lakes Association
  • Big Doctor Lake Association
  • Big Round Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Distric
  • Big Twin Lake Association
  • Blue Lake Preservation Association
  • Bone Lake Management District
  • Boot Lake Improvement Association
  • Boulder Lake Private Homes Association
  • Burnett County Land and Water Conservation Dept
  • Butternut-Franklin Lakes Improvement Association I
  • Butternut/Schnur Lake Association
  • Calumet County LCD
  • Cedar Lake P & R District
  • Chetek Lakes Protection Association
  • Chippewa Flowage Area Property Owners Association
  • Church Pine/Round/Big Lake P & R District
  • Chute Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District #1
  • Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Association
  • Crawling Stone Lakes Association
  • Crescent Lake Association, Inc
  • Crystal/Persons Lake Association
  • DNR SOUTHEAST DISTRICT
  • DNR SOUTHERN DISTRICT
  • DOOR COUNTY
  • Dane County Land & Water Resources Department
  • Douglas County Land and Water Conservation Dept
  • Eagle Lake Property Owners Improvement Association
  • Eagle Spring Lake Management District
  • Echo Lake Association (Barron Co.)
  • Enterprise Lake P & R Dist
  • Jennifer Filbert
  • Florence County
  • Fond Du Lac County
  • Friends Of Lake Mohawksin
  • Friends Of Moose Lake
  • Friends Of The Jersey Flowage
  • Friends of Lone Stone Lake
  • Friends of Lower Nine Mile Lake Association, Inc.
  • Friendship Lake District
  • Golden Sands RC&D Council, Inc.
  • Goose Lake Management District
  • Gordon/St Croix Flowage Association
  • Grindle Lake Area Landowners Association
  • Grindstone Lake Association
  • Half Moon Lake P & R District
  • Horsehead Lake Protection And Rehabilitation Distr
  • Indian Lake Association
  • Inland Lakes P & R District #1
  • Jordan Lake Rehabilitation and Protection District
  • Kelly Lake Advancement Association
  • Kentuck Lake P & R District
  • Kettle Moraine Lake Association
  • Lac du Flambeau Town Lakes Committee
  • Lake Association of Oneida Lake
  • Lake George Lake Association
  • Lake Helen P & R District
  • Lake Holcombe Improvement Association Inc
  • Lake Julia Association
  • Lake Lucerne Advancement Association
  • Lake Metonga Association
  • Lake Nokomis Concerned Citizens Inc
  • Lake Ripley Management District
  • Lake Thompson Association
  • Lauderdale Lakes Lake Management District
  • Lipsett Lake Association
  • Little Wood Lake Association
  • Long Lake Advancement Association
  • Long Lake Preservation Association
  • Long Lake Property Owners Association
  • Loon Lake Property Owners Association
  • Loon Lake Wescott Management District
  • Lower Long Lake P&R District (Chippewa Co.)
  • Lower Spring Lake P & R District
  • MANITOWOC COUNTY
  • Mcdill Inland Lake P & R District
  • Minocqua/Kawaguesaga Lakes Protection Assoc
  • Mirror and Shadow Lakes District
  • Moen Lake Chain Association
  • Nebagamon Lake Association
  • Nelson Lake Association
  • Pelican Lake Property Owners Association
  • Peppermill Lake Management District
  • Pewaukee San District
  • Phillips Chain Of Lakes Association
  • Pickerel Lake Preservation Association
  • Pickerel/Crane P & R District
  • Pine Lake P & R District
  • Pipe & North Pipe Lake P & R District
  • Pokegama Lake Association
  • Post Lake P & R District
  • Potato Lake Association
  • Potters Lake P & R District
  • Red Cedar Lakes Association
  • Red Lake Association
  • Red Lake Management District
  • Rice Lake Protection & Rehab District
  • Sand Lake Management District
  • Shawano County Land Conservation
  • Sheboygan County LCD
  • Shell Lake Inland Lake P & R District
  • Shishebogama & Gunlock Lake Association
  • Silver Lake Association
  • Silver Lake Management District
  • Solberg Lake Association
  • Southwest Badger RC&D
  • Spider Chain Of Lakes Association (Sawyer County)
  • Squash Lake Association
  • Swamp Lake Association
  • Three Lakes Waterfront Association Inc.
  • Town Of Delavan Lake Commission
  • Tri-Lakes Management District
  • UW STEVENS POINT
  • UWEX
  • University of Wisconsin Sea Grant
  • Upper St Croix Lake Association
  • Upper Turtle Lake Association
  • Vilas County
  • Walworth County
  • Washburn County
  • Washington County
  • Washington Lake Management District
  • Waterford Waterway Management District
  • Waubee Lake Improvement Association
  • Wheeler Lake Association, Inc.
  • White Ash Lake District
  • White River Flowage Management District
  • White River Lake District
  • White Sand Lake Association
  • Windigo Lake Property Owners Association
  • Wood Lake Property Owners Association
Last Revised: Monday, July 09, 2012