CITY OF SHELL LAKE: Shell Lake Invasive Species, 2008


The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring an AIS prevention & education project including a boat inspection program at the public boat landing; an educational workshop; educating boaters about AIS & prevention; monthly aquatic sampling for zebra mussel veligers & spiny water fleas, test fish for VHS; shoreline surveys for AIS plants; & the continuation of purple loosestrife infestation inventory within the City & beetle rearing. A part-time coordinator will be hired to train, schedule, & oversee paid & volunteer workers. Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing project accomplishments including sign construction & watercraft inspection report time & number of people reached. 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 fleas samples & fish samples (VHS) submitted for analysis. 4) Report on aquatic sampling results for zebra mussel veligers, spiny water flea, VHS, & shoreline monitoring observations of any detected AIS with appropriate maps. 5) Report on Purple Loosestrife infestation inventory, beetle release data & with maps. 6) Copy of mailings/printed education materials; 7) AIS 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. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report

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