FLORENCE COUNTY: Florence County AIS Prevention & Management Program


The Florence County Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a project focusing on AIS education, prevention, monitoring, and coalition building. Project activities include: 1) Host 4 AIS workshops, conduct press releases, and school presentations; 2) Hire 2 seasonal AIS staff (education, watercraft inspections, and 20 lake AIS monitoring); 3) Participate in Landing Blitz, Drain Campaign, Bait Dealer Initiative, and AIS Bridge Snapshot campaign; 4) Attend WI Lakes Convention, UMISC, FCLRA meetings, AIS coordinator meetings, and local lake fairs; 5) AIS education materials; 6) Develop annual and final report summarizing project activities. Project deliverables include: 1) Workshops, outreach and meetings; 2) Hired staff; 3) Entry of watercraft inspection and monitoring forms onto SWIMS; 4) Updated AIS maps; 5) AIS education materials; 6) Annual and final report. Specific Conditions for this project: Annual and final report needs Dept review and approval. WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of final report, all maps and samples or photographs of AIS educational materials.

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