COURTE OREILLES LAKE ASSOC.: COLA Clean Boats - Clean Waters Program


COLA in cooperation Sawyer County (AIS Coordinator) and Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) Tribe will implement an AIS prevention strategy for Big Courte Oreilles Lake. Project goals include: 1. Develop a communication/recruitment strategy with the purpose of increasing association membership of lake residents; 2. Coordinate communication & recruitment effort with the LCO Tribal Conservation Office; 3. Conduct training for volunteer monitoring & AIS plant identification; 4. Conduct volunteer lakeshore monitoring for aquatic invasive plants; 5. Expand coverage for the Clean Boats, Clean Waters Program at the main boat landing; 6. Install a kiosk with AIS information at the main boat landing & town hall; 7. Place 4 signs on roads leading to LAC; 8. Produce laminated key chains for LAC area boat dealers. Project deliverables include: 1. Development of a communication/recruitment strategy (did it result in increased membership?); 2. Provide training agenda for volunteer monitoring; 3. Produce a kiosk for AIS information; 4. Post 4 AIS education road signs; 5. Provide laminated key chains to public; 6. Provide a summary of the volunteer AIS monitoring and number of hours/boaters contacted under Clean Boats, Clean Waters Program. Specific conditions for this Project: 1. The installation of road signs and kiosks should follow local permitting requirements; 2. The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 3. Contact UW-Extension staff for information on training, workshops or educational materials for the AIS Monitoring (Laura Herman, 715-365-8998) Program; 4. Contact Christal Campbell (608-266-0061) and Erin Hennegar (715-346-4978) prior to constructing signs to make sure a consistent message is being sent.

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