GOLDEN SANDS RC&D: Eight County Regional AIS Program 2017


Golden Sands RC & D is sponsoring a project to fund two AIS Coordinators to work in eight counties for a one year period (Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara, Waupaca, Portage, Wood, Marathon and Taylor). Specific project activities: 1) Implement a CBCW program; 2) Expand CBCW Program by forming new partnerships; 3) Partner with local law enforcement; 4) Hold AIS workshops and training for groups and citizens; 5) Coordinate AIS ID and removal training workshops; 6) Conduct AIS monitoring activities on lakes in system (proactively or by request); 7) Finalize and update AIS Strategic Plans; 8) Respond to new AIS findings and coordinate with DNR Lakes Biologist; 9) Conduct at least 4 PI surveys per year (2 for each DNR District); 10) Coordinate the boat washing station effort for Big Green Lake; 11) Outreach to garden centers; 12) Train volunteers on AIS control methods. Project final deliverables: 1) Enter all data into SWIMS; 2) Timely updates of AIS Strategic Plans; 3) Final Report that includes all data collected, documentation of accomplishing project goals, summary of project outcomes, and lessons learned. Special Conditions: 1) Volunteer lists, equipment use lists, and signatures shall be maintained for reporting in kind volunteer labor and equipment; 2) DNR Lake Coordinator directs which lakes have point intercept surveys done. 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 Lake Biologist. It is recommended that Grantee provide the DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft of the final report for comment on 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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