GOLDEN SANDS RC&D: Regional AIS Specialist


Golden Sands RC&D Council, Inc. proposes to fund both an internal position and county staff time directed toward coordination of AIS control education, training, mapping, planning, and management practice implementation in Wood, Portage and Waushara Counties. Project elements to include training and education provided by volunteers at scheduled events, using materials provided by project staff.

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Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Education
Reports and Documents
Report discusses workshops that were held, biological control of Purple Loosestrife, maps that were created in the counties involved, milfoil weevil survey training, education and outreach efforts, and other AIS grant activities
Final report for AEPP-107-08, Regional AIS Specialist
Workshops: CLMN-AIS and CBCW workshops were provided by the Regional AIS Specialist (Amy Thorstenson) and the Regional AIS Technician (Paul Skawinski). These workshops were held at Pleasant Lake (July 11th-Amy), Little Hills Lake (July 25th-Amy and Paul), and Round Lake (August 19th-Paul) (all Waushara County) in 2008. Patrick Nehring from UW-Extension assisted with the Pleasant Lake and Little Hills Lake workshops. An additional aquatic plant monitoring workshop was requested for July 26th by the Lake Helen Protection & Rehabilitation District, Portage County. Attendance at the workshops was as follows: 11 at Pleasant Lake, 5 at Round Lake, 6 at Little Hills Lake, and 9 at Lake Helen. During the workshop at Lake Helen (Paul), Eurasian watermilfoil was discovered for the first time. During the next few weeks, quick action by RC&D and several Lake Helen residents prevented the spread of the EWM, and allowed for control of the small patch of EWM. Currently, the EWM still has not spread beyond this area, and is being actively monitored and pulled by volunteer lake monitors.
DNR/UWEX purple loosestrife brochure translated into Spanish
This is a poster designed to be put up in taverns around the area, to convey the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers message.
DNR/UWEX purple loosestrife brochure translated into Hmong
Distribution map of curly-leaf pondweed in Jordan Pond, Portage County 2008
Distribution map of Eurasian watermilfoil in Collins Lake, Portage County 2008
Distribution map of curly-leaf pondweed in Spring Lake, Portage County 2008.
Distribution map of Eurasian watermilfoil in Wolf Lake, Portage County, 2008
Distribution map of Eurasian watermilfoil in Lake Helen, Portage County 2008
Distribution of curly-leaf pondweed in Tree Lake, Portage County 2008
Activities & Recommendations
Hire Local Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
Train Volunteers
Watercraft Inspections Clean Boats, Clean Waters
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