ROUND LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION: Round & Little Round Lk. Aqua Plant Monitoring & Planning Project


Round Lake Property Owners Association is sponsoring an AIS education project to gather information about extent and location of native and invasive aquatic species in the lakes. The Project includes public education through distribution of written material & newsletter mailings; at least one educational workshop; a whole lake aquatic plant survey of Round Lake; shoreline monitoring will be done at least twice a year through continuation and expansion of an Adopt-a-Shoreline program; development of an aquatic plant management plan. Volunteers will conduct a workshop, distribute education materials, & conduct the shoreline monitoring for invasive species. A consultant will be hired to conduct a whole lake aquatic plant survey. Project deliverables include a comprehensive report including: 1) Documentation of donated time and services related to grant administration. 2) Agendas of training sessions & workshops. 3) Examples of articles, newsletters, & other information used for public education. 4) An aquatic plant survey report of Round Lake including supporting graphs & maps. 5) Report from Adopt-a-Shoreline riparian inspections including supporting graphs & maps. 6) Aquatic Plant Management Plan. 7) 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 grant application and does not supersede the 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 regional Lake Coordinator. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment. DNR to receive both paper and electronic copies of the final.

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AIS grant approval letter for the APM Plan for Big & Little Round Lakes in Sawyer County.
Round and Little Round Lakes are located approximately 7 miles east of Hayward in Sawyer County, Wisconsin. The lakes are connected by a narrow channel at the southern end of Round Lake. Round Lake is over 3,324 acres in surface area with very clear water, a maximum depth of 74 feet, and is predominantly sand-bottom with sparse vegetation. Little Round Lake is 179 acres with clear water, a maximum depth of 38 feet, and abundant vegetation The lakes are a premiere destination for recreation in the Hayward area. Residents and visitors use the lakes for fishing, water-skiing, jet skiing, fishing, swimming, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding. These are just some recreational activities that were observed in 2014. Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) was discovered on Round Lake in 1993 and Little Round Lake in 1999. Since then, management efforts related to aquatic plants have largely focused on the control of EWM. The Round Lake Property Owners Association (RLPOA) is engaged in management activities on both Round and Little Round Lakes. With the financial assistance of a WDNR Lakes grant, the RLPOA partnered with Harmony Environmental to develop an Aquatic Plant Management Plan effective from 2009 through 2013. A large component of this plan addressed the management of EWM and protecting native species. In 2014, the RLPOA partnered with Aquatic Plant and Habitat Services LLC to conduct an aquatic plant survey of the lakes and update the Aquatic Plant Management Plan to be in effect from 2015 through 2019. Many of the same goals from the previous plan have been included in this updated version, although they are presented differently. These goals are intended to follow the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Plant Management Strategy for the Northern Region and for the RLPOA to maintain eligibility for AIS control grants. This updated management plan provides background information on the lakes, identifies the issues and need for management, reviews past management activities, and presents management options.
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