TOWN OF MANITOWISH WATERS: AIS Education, Prevention and Planning Project


The Town of Manitowish Waters is sponsoring an AIS EPP grant to be completed by December 31, 2008. The project will focus on AIS education, prevention, and monitoring. Project activities include: 1) Recruit volunteers and implement a CB/CW program at town landings; 2) Hire an AIS coordinator (duties listed in position description attached to proposal); 3) Conduct AIS citizen lake monitoring following Dept/UW Ext guidelines; 4) Conduct 2 shoreline sweeps; 5) Conduct "Guided AIS Monitoring"; 6) Entry of inspection forms 3200-120 and monitoring Forms 3200-124 and/or 3200-130 onto Dept website; 7) Disseminate AIS information at boat landings, public areas, resorts, businesses, tournaments, and newsletter; 8) Sponsor an AIS float at 4th of July parade and an AIS booth at various public events. Project deliverables include: 1) Completed entry of inspection 3200-120 and monitoring Forms 3200-124 and/or 3200-130 onto Dept website; 2) Photographs of float and AIS booth; 3) Final report summarizing CB/CW activities and AIS monitoring and education 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 and photographs of float and AIS booth.

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