LAKESHORE NATURAL RESOURCES PARTNERSHIP INC.: Educating the Manitowoc River Watershed Community


Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership (LNRP) is sponsoring a project to support Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed to build understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the Manitowoc River Watershed while empowering members of the community, especially youth, by providing opportunities to take an active role in protecting it. Specific project activities include: 1) Implement project RED in the Manitowoc River Watershed where data is entered in SWIMS database; 2) Host river paddles with focus on looking for invasive species along the paddle route, learning how to properly clean watercraft, and assemble watercraft cleaning kits; 3) Participate in Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Snap Shot day to map AIS along the Little Manitowoc and Manitowoc Rivers where data is entered in the AIS Snap Shot database; 4) Host educational workshops and activities such as a presentation on pollinator gardens and a storm drain stencil blitz; 5) Host beach cleanup events along the shores of Lake Michigan in spring and fall and hold a river cleanup event at various sites along the Manitowoc River; 6) Engage Lincoln High School youth by supporting outreach and youth-led efforts. Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, presentations, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Rivers Biologist.

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