ONEIDA COUNTY: Oneida County AIS Prevention & control Project, 2017 - 2018


The Oneida County LWCD is sponsoring a project focusing on AIS education, prevention, monitoring, and coalition building. Project activities include: 1) Host 2 CB\005CCW workshops, 1 CLMN workshop, 1 invasive species ID day, an awards ceremony and partnership meeting, and conduct press releases, school presentations, and weekly/bi-weekly AIS electronic updates; 2) Coordinate a PL biocontrol and yellow iris project 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, Bait Dealer Initiative, and waterfowl campaign; 5) Attend WI Lakes Convention, UMISC, OCLRA meetings, AIS coordinator meetings, and local lake fairs; 6) AIS education materials (bait container stickers, pencils, pens, wristbands, carbiners, lanyards, 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) Coordinate 1 weekend of work with DNR law enforcement; 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) AIS education materials; 6) Final report. Specific Conditions for this project: Final report needs Dept 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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