LAKESHORE NATURAL RESOURCES PARTNERSHIP INC.: Friends of Branch River Watershed Action Plan

Purpose

Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership (LNRP) is sponsoring a project to continue to support the Friends of the Branch River Watershed Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, presentations, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public. Specific project activities include: 1) Holding river clean-up event; 2) Conducting a Project RED event; 3) Hosting volunteer Restore the Shore work day events; 4) Mapping invasive species in the Branch River utilizing the AIS bridge Snapshot day protocols; 5) Hosting several Getting People to the River events; 6) Hosting at least three educational seminars. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Rivers Biologist. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Rivers Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request.

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River Grant
River Planning Grant
RP28816
2016
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Reports and Documents
Flyer for a Friends of the Branch River Watershed presentation, lunch, and hike about the wild edible plants in the watershed.
WD, LNRP and LISMA will co-host training at Woodland Dunes Nature Center on invasive species for watershed partners. Partners will participate in a workshops designed to build capacity for long-term monitoring of invasive species that will build adaptive management plans by watershed.
Friends of the Branch River (FOBR) helps Lincoln High School student complete community service requirement. The project consisted of a trash clean-up at all the bridge crossings on the Branch River.
Flyer for the Friends of the Branch River Watershed event at Dodge Preserve on June 10. Included a campfire cooking demo as well as smores.
Followup letter to those who went to the Fox Valley Herp Club event hosted by the Friends of the Branch River Watershed. Includes 2 pictures from the event as well as upcoming events.
We had a great time June 10 at the beautiful Dodge Preserve. Dan Fager did an excellent talk about camping cooking, packing, survival, and also served up some great campfire lunch fare! We had naturalist-led tours, river exploration and catching crayfish, frogs, fish etc!
Friends of the Branch River would like to invite you to our next public family event to be held Sunday, April 23rd @ 12:30 pm at the Manitowoc Public Library! The Fox Valley Herp Club will do a short presentation on reptiles and then the fun starts with lots of hands-on interaction with many snakes, turtles, and other reptiles big and small!
Thank you to all who came out to our Invasives removal/garbage pickup afternoon in the Branch River on July 25! Numerous large pieces of scrap metal, numerous glass bottles, and other garbage items were dug out of the river.
Cover letter summarizing the deliverables and events that were held as part of the Friends of the Branch River Watershed Action Plan.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership (LNRP) is sponsoring a project to continue to support the Friends of the Branch River Watershed Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, presentations, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public. Specific project activities include: 1) Holding river clean-up event; 2) Conducting a Project RED event; 3) Hosting volunteer Restore the Shore work day events; 4) Mapping invasive species in the Branch River utilizing the AIS bridge Snapshot day protocols; 5) Hosting several Getting People to the River events; 6) Hosting at least three educational seminars.
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership (LNRP) is sponsoring a project to continue to support the Friends of the Branch River Watershed Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, presentations, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public. Specific project activities include: 1) Holding river clean-up event; 2) Conducting a Project RED event; 3) Hosting volunteer Restore the Shore work day events; 4) Mapping invasive species in the Branch River utilizing the AIS bridge Snapshot day protocols; 5) Hosting several Getting People to the River events; 6) Hosting at least three educational seminars.
 
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