PurposePolk County is sponsoring a two-year countywide AIS project to conduct AIS education and monitoring activities in Polk County.
Specific project activities include: 1) CBCW, Project RED, & CLMN AIS monitoring trainings; 2) AIS Media campaign; 3) AIS boat landing signs inventory & installation; 4) AIS monitoring; 5) AIS outreach & education; 6) Foster relationship with Sheriff for enforcement of AIS laws.
Project deliverables include monitoring data entered in SWIMS, maps and associated GIS files, educational materials developed, trained volunteers, and a final report.
Special Conditions: 1) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 2) New AIS infestations shall be vouchered and entered in SWIMS; 3) AIS monitoring personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols; 4) Education materials shall be consistent with the Department\2019s statewide education strategy for preventing and controlling AIS.
This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. The grant sponsor shall submit all data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.
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