Group at Deland Park boat ramps Sheboygan Harbor

Group at Deland Park boat ramps Sheboygan Harbor

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Wisconsin DNR Lakes
Division of Water
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Aquatic Invasive Species Contacts

Landing Blitz 2014

The Department of Natural Resources, along with numerous partner organizations, hosted the sixth Landing Blitz. The Blitz, part of the Clean Boats Clean Waters program, ran from Thursday July 3rd through Sunday July 6th, 2014 during the busiest time of the boating season. Throughout the Blitz, participants educated boaters on measures to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Participation in the Landing Blitz has grown steadily. Participating lakes grew from 90 in 2011 to 290 in 2013. This year 121 partner groups covered 287 lakes and rivers. In 2010, 2452 boaters were reached by the Blitz volunteers and 2078 boats were inspected. By 2013, those numbers grew to over 36,000 and nearly 18,000, respectively. The number of contacts and boats inspected this year are shown in the graph below.

Due to its popularity, free towels were again awarded to boaters practicing the prevention steps:

• Inspect boats, trailers, and equipment for attached plants, animals, and mud

• Remove any plants, animals or 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 Jane Montag of the Chippewa Flowage Property Owners Association, “The monitors love handing out towels. They are always a hit with the boaters.”

To assist local participants in highlighting their efforts, DNR provided partner groups with outreach materials and tips on getting their story in the media. These efforts garnered statewide attention for the Landing Blitz.

Date 07/03/2014 - 07/06/2014
Landing Blitz 2014 (Totals:Boats Inspected=12818,People Contacted=28531,Hours Spent=4787.66|)


  • Antler Lake Association
  • Anvil Lake Association
  • Apple River P & R District
  • Archibald Lake Association
  • Ballard, Irving, White Birch Lakes Association
  • Balsam Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District
  • Bear Lake Association Of Barron Co Inc
  • Berry Lake Association, Inc.
  • Berry Lake Property Owners Association (BLPO)
  • Big Bear Lake Association
  • Big Blake Lake P & R District
  • Big Portage Lake Riparian Owners Association
  • Big Roche-A-Cri Lake P & R District
  • Big Round Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Distric
  • Big Sand Lake Property Owners Association
  • Big St Germain Lake Area Association
  • Boot Lake Improvement Association
  • Boulder Lake Private Homes Association
  • Butternut-Franklin Lakes Foundation Inc
  • Butternut-Franklin Lakes Improvement Association I
  • Catfish Lake Association
  • Church Pine/Round/Big Lake P & R District
  • Chute Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District #1
  • Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Association
  • Co Pa Pi Lake Association
  • Crawling Stone Lakes Association
  • Crescent Lake Association, Inc
  • Crystal Lake Advancement Association
  • Dane County Land & Water Resources Department
  • Deerskin Lake Association Inc
  • Eagle River Chain Lakes Association
  • Eagle Spring Lake Management District
  • Echo Lake Association (Barron Co.)
  • Elkhart Lake Improvement Association
  • Found Lake Property Owners Association
  • Friends Of The Jersey Flowage
  • Friends of Lower Nine Mile Lake Association, Inc.
  • Friendship Lake District
  • Goose Lake Improvement Association
  • Gordon/St Croix Flowage Association
  • Ike Walton Lake Association
  • Inland Lakes P & R District #1
  • Jordan Lake Rehabilitation and Protection District
  • Kentuck Lake P & R District
  • Lake Julia Association
  • Lake Ripley Management District
  • Little Arbor Vitae P & R District
  • Little St Germain P & R District
  • Long Lake Of Phelps Lake District
  • Lost Lake Community Club Inc.
  • Lotus Lake Association, Inc
  • Mcdill Inland Lake P & R District
  • Minocqua/Kawaguesaga Lakes Protection Assoc
  • Moen Lake Chain Association
  • Nelson Lake Association
  • North & South Twin Lakes Riparian Association
  • Osprey Lake Propery Owners Association
  • Pearl Lake P & R District
  • Pearl Lake Property Owners Association
  • Peppermill Lake Management District
  • Pickerel Lake Preservation Association
  • Pipe & North Pipe Lake P & R District
  • Plum Lake Riparian Homeowners Association
  • Poh-Wah-Gom Landowners Association
  • Pokegama Lake Association
  • Potato Lake Association
  • Red Cedar Lakes Association
  • Sand Lake Shoreowners Association
  • Shawano Area Waterways Management
  • Shishebogama & Gunlock Lake Association
  • Shoreowners Of Stone Lake
  • Silver Lake Management District
  • Smoky Lake Property Owners Association
  • Solberg Lake Association
  • Spider Chain Of Lakes Association (Sawyer County)
  • Three Lakes Waterfront Association Inc.
  • Tomahawk Lake Association
  • Town Of Delavan Lake Commission
  • Tri-Lakes Management District
  • Turtle-Flambeau Flowage & Trude Lake Property Owne
  • Upper St Croix Lake Association
  • Wapogasset/Bear Impr Assn
  • Ward Lake Association
  • Washington Lake Management District
  • Waterford Waterway Management District
  • White River Lake District
  • White Sand Lake Association
  • Whitefish Lake Property Owners Association
  • Windigo Lake Property Owners Association
  • Wood Lake Property Owners Association