SOUTHWEST BADGER R C & D: AIS SOUTH Education, Prevention, Planning and Implementation

Purpose

Southwest Badger Resource Conservation & Development will monitor for AIS and conduct outreach and education in the Driftless Region of Southwest Wisconsin, (specifically, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette and western Dane counties), in addition to acting as AIS rapid response liaison with DNR. They will also begin implementing an AIS plan for the West Fork Pecatonica River watershed where Japanese hop and other aquatic invasive species are located, to help control new and existing populations. Outreach will be accomplished via developing and enhancing social media, hosting work parties to attract volunteers, and build relationships with landowners, and local and other government staff. Partnership building will include soliciting commitments to further peoples\2019 actions for reducing spread and controlling AIS. Project results will be shared through press releases and newsletters, website and Facebook, mailing lists, and at monthly meetings.

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Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Education
AEPP52517
2017
Complete
 
Reports and Documents
An article describing the Snapshot Day event in Cross Plains on August 18
Press release for phragmites control work on 3 sites in Green County.
This is the poster that was distributed throughout the west branch watershed to advertise upcoming AIS events within the watershed.
Includes a list of deliverables taken directly from the AEPP 52517 2017-2018 grant. The format of this report closely follows the grant application.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
Grant AEPP52517 awarded
Engage Volunteers in Monitoring/Restoration
Engage volunteers in AIS monitoring and restoration work in Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette and Western Dane Counties