PIPE & N. PIPE LAKE P & R DISTRICT: AIS Education, Prevention, and Monitoring Program 2017-2019


Pipe & North Pipe Lakes P&R District is sponsoring a 3-yr project to conduct watercraft inspections and AIS monitoring. Project deliverables include annual reports documenting AIS education & outreach, AIS monitoring & watercraft inspection data in SWIMS, Landing Blitz participation, and partnership with Sheriff\2019s Department. Specific project activities include: 1.) Watercraft inspections; 2) Professional AIS monitoring; 3) Participation in Landing Blitz program. Special Conditions: 1) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 2) AIS monitoring and watercraft inspection personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols; 3) All monitoring and watercraft inspection data shall be entered into SWIMS. 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 Lakes Biologist.

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Reports and Documents
During the summers of 2007 and 2013, extensive point-intercept plant surveys found no evidence of Eurasian water-milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) (EWM) or Curly-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus) (CLP) in the Pipe Lakes. However, because many neighboring lakes in Polk/Barron County have EWM infestations (Horseshoe, Echo, Beaver Dam, Kidney, Sand, Shallow, Lower Vermillion, and Duck), the Pipe Lakes Protection and Rehabilitation District decided that monthly transect surveys at the lakesÂ’ landings during the growing season would be a prudent measure. This report is the summary of our six surveys conducted from June-October, 2018.
Summary of the landing monitoring of Pipe Lake and North Pipe Lake boat landings.
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Grant Awarded
Grant AEPP50817 awarded