MARINETTE COUNTY: Newton Lakes EWM Rapid Response Project


Marinette County proposes to manage Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM) in Little and Big Newton Lakes by implementing control and prevention measures during the period of 2008-2009. The project elements and deliverables are specified in their grant application. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and mapping the extent of EWM; controlling EWM with aquatic herbicide treatments and through hand-pulling; training volunteers to conduct post-treatment assessments and conducting those assessments to determine treatment efficacy; training volunteers to monitor for aquatic invasive species (AIS) and conducting those surveys; educating volunteers about AIS prevention measures through the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" program; and educating residents about AIS prevention measures through newsletters, mailings and/or meetings. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the two-year project will be provided to DNR. If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR AIS Coord. with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR is to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.

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Reports and Documents
The purpose of this report is to develop a plan for managing of Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) in Little Newton Lake with the goal of eventual eradication of the species. The document also provides a plan for preventing the spread of Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) and other aquatic invasive species between and among area lakes and flowages.
Activities & Recommendations
Control Invasive Species
APM Chemical Permit Request
EWM treatment with aquatic herbicide
Watercraft Inspections Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Information and Education
Monitor Pre and Post Treatment
Develop/Distribute Newsletter
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