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November 1, 2011

MADISON - Wisconsin made significant progress in 2010-11 in efforts to prevent, contain, and control the damage done by aquatic invasive species, capitalizing on increased federal funding and growing involvement by counties and volunteers, according to a recent report to the Legislature.

"Wisconsin made important progress in building the partnerships and monitoring capacity that will help us slow the spread of aquatic invasive species and respond to new ones before they get established and start causing problems," says Bob Wakeman, Department of Natural Resources' aquatic invasive species coordinator.

"Staff, volunteers and partners spent countless hours protecting our waters from aquatic invasive species and this report shows that together we are making a difference and slowing the spread."

The 2010-2011 Wisconsin Aquatic Invasive Species Progress Report (PDF) is available online, as are earlier reports.

Numbers and percentages reflect totals as of report publication date; for the most current totals, visit the Aquatic Invasive Species page of the DNR website.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Wakeman (262) 574-2149

Last Revised: Tuesday, November 01, 2011

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