ECHO LAKE ASSOC, LTD: Aquatic Plant Management - Echo Lake, Barron County

Purpose

Echo Lake Association is sponsoring a 4-yr. Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) control project based on an Aquatic Plant Management Plan approved by the WI-DNR. The project includes AIS control for 2008 through 2011. Activities include: Chemical treatment of EWM, physical removal of EWM by trained lake residents, aquatic plant surveys, monitoring for Eurasian watermilfoil weevil, walleye fingerling stocking in an attempt to manipulate the lake trophic cascade, a watercraft inspection program, in-lake monitoring for new aquatic invasive species, development of an AIS emergency response plan, water quality monitoring including dissolved oxygen profiles, protection of native aquatic plants, sediment testing to predict EWM growth, and AIS information & education outreach including boat landing signage, brochures, and resident training opportunities. See project special conditions listed on page 3, Other Conditions. Deliverables include a final report summarizing all activities completed under this grant, including copies of the raw data, all data and status reports, educational materials, aquatic plant survey results etc. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report. This scope summarizes the scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede grant 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 regional Lake Coordinator. If a consultant is to provide a final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for commenting on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. Final reimbursement is dependent on DNR approval of the final report

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