LAKE METONGA ASSOCIATION, INC.: Lake Metonga Aquatic Invasive Species Control & Prevention, Phase 1


Lake Metonga Association, Inc. is sponsoring two AIS ACEI grants on Lake Metonga in Forest County to be completed by December 31, 2012. This is a four year project that will focus on EWM management, and AIS education, prevention and monitoring. Phase 1 focuses on Treatment Monitoring and Stakeholder Participation. Phase 2 focuses on Treatment Implementation. The goal is to reduce the treatable EWM to less than 18 acres. This will allow the Lake Metonga Association to continue management of AIS with minimal state financial assistance. Project activities include: 1) Annual chemical treatments of EWM; 2) Hand removal by divers of EWM as an experimental EWM control technique; 3) Annual Pre and Post treatment monitoring and analysis; 4) Annual volunteer AIS monitoring; 5) Recruit volunteers and implement a CB/CW program; 6) Entry of inspection forms 3200-120 and monitoring forms onto Dept website; 7) Develop annual project report and a final report; Project deliverables include: 1) Chemical and hand removal control of EWM; 2) Pre and post treatment survey data; 3) Completed entry of inspection 3200-120 and monitoring forms onto Dept website; 4) AIS educational, prevention and monitoring activities; 5) Final report summarizing EWM management during project and future EWM management suggestions, CB/CW activities, AIS monitoring and AIS educational activities. Specific Conditions for this project: Final report needs Dept review and approval. WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of final report, all annual reports, pre and post treatment survey data, and samples of educational and outreach products.

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