The Nature Conservancy will continue a mapping and removal project for several invasive species. The project will take place on the Mukwonago River, Crooked Creek Preserve, Baker Tract, and Ann Meyer preserves, on frontage owned by the Nature Conservancy. Work will also take place in Lulu Lake and Pickerel Lake. The work will be done by a combination of Conservancy staff, volunteers and contractors. The project includes control of Phragmites, purple loosestrife, reed canary grass, buckthorn, Eurasian water milfoil, curly leaf pondweed, hybrid cattail and narrow leafed cattail. Control methods include snorkel removal/hand pulling, hand cutting, mowing, backpack chemical treatment and beetle rearing/dispersal. Coconut fiber mats with green house grown native aquatic plants will be experimentally placed (transplanted) in Lulu and Pickerel Lakes. Nature Conservancy interns in canoes will also intercept boaters utilizing the channel between Lulu and Eagle Springs and speak about reversing their motors to prevent the spread of exotic species. Nature Conservancy Interns will also assist the Eagle Spring Lake Management District by helping to staff the boat launch at Eagle Spring Lake for CBCW. The project deliverable will be a final report that details the control methods utilized, the partnerships that assisted with the project, the result of the treatment, results of the transplant experiment, copies of all the maps generated and summary statistics regarding the successes and shortcomings of the treatments utilized.

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Reports and Documents
The approval letter for the Lulu Lake & Mukwanago Wetlands AIS plan.
The pre application document for the AIS Established Infestation Control Project on Lulu Lake and the Mukwonago River wetlands west of Lulu Lake.
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
Grant ACEI-164-15 awarded