CITY OF SHELL LAKE: Shell Lake AIS Education, Protection & Planning Project


The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a continuing AIS prevention & education project including a boat inspection program at the public boat landing; holding an educational workshop; educating boaters about AIS and prevention; creating a localized brochure; monthly aquatic sampling for zebra mussel veligers, spiny water fleas; shoreline surveys for invasive aquatic plants; a cooperative effort with outside organizations for the continuation of purple loosestrife infestation inventory within the City of Shell Lake and beetle rearing. A part-time coordinator will be hired to train, schedule, and oversee paid and volunteer workers. Deliverables include a comprehensive report including: 1) Documentation of donated time & services related to grant administration. 2) Watercraft inspection report including time & number of people reached; CB/CW survey results; results will be entered into the CB/CW database. 3) Zebra mussel veliger & spiny water flea samples submitted for analysis. 4) Report on aquatic sampling results for zebra mussel veligers, spiny water flea, & shoreline monitoring observations of any detected aquatic invasive species with appropriate maps. 5) Report on Purple Loosestrife infestation inventory, beetle release data & with maps. 6) Brochure copy. 7) PDA equipment & software evaluations & expenditures. 8) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant. Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR in the event of a new AIS infestation. This scope summarizes the scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the Lake Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft report. DNR to receive both paper and electronic copies of the final report.

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