ONEIDA COUNTY LWCD: Oneida County AIS Prevention & Control Project

Purpose

The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department is sponsoring an AEPP project focusing on AIS education, prevention, monitoring, and coalition building. Project activities include: 1) Host 2 CB\005CCW workshops, 1 CLMN workshop, an awards ceremony and partnership meeting, and conduct press releases, school presentations, and weekly/bi-weekly AIS electronic updates; 2) Coordinate a PL biocontrol project and workshop and a student poster/video contest; 3) Hire 3 seasonal AIS staff (education, watercraft inspections, monitoring, and fieldwork/sampling and data entry/analysis (coordinated with WDNR)); 4) Participate in Landing Blitz, Drain Campaign and Bait Dealer Initiative; 5) Attend WAL convention, OCLRA meetings, AIS coordinator meetings, and local lake fairs; 6) AIS education materials (bait container stickers, sticky pads, pencils, pens, AIS napkins, boat/dock bumpers, 10 portable signs, bi-annual newsletter, aquatic native plant awareness brochure, and informational packets for water sport/recreation rental businesses); 7) Collect data on AIS distribution and movement and assist with PI and GLRI surveys; 8) Assist in restoration of ecosystems affected by AIS; 9) Initiate Oneida County\2019s AIS strategic plan; 10) Develop final report summarizing project activities. Project deliverables include: 1) Workshops, outreach and awards ceremony and partnership meeting; 2) Hired staff; 3) Entry of watercraft inspection and monitoring forms onto SWIMS; 4) Updated AIS maps; 5) Formation of unified lake groups; 6) AIS education materials; 7) Final report. Specific Conditions for this project: Final report needs Department review and approval. WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of final report, all maps and samples or photographs of AIS educational materials.

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AEPP-450-15
2015
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