PurposeMinocqua-Kawaguesaga Lake's Protection Assoc. Inc. is sponsoring a grant on Minocqua-Kawaguesaga Lake's to help fund a 5 year project focusing on EWM management, AIS education, prevention & monitoring. The goal is to reduce treatable EWM coverage by 90% & have a mean density (rake fullness) of <1 in each treatment plot. This will allow the Assoc. to continue management of EWM with minimal state financial assistance.
Project activities: 1)Annual chemical treatments of EWM; 2)Bio-control of selected EWM beds (not grant funded); 3)Annual pre/post treatment monitoring & analysis; 4)Project kick-off & annual informational meetings; 5)Hire 2 AIS CB/CW inspector's (1 through grant); 6)Recruit volunteers & implement a CB/CW program; 7)CLP monitoring & mapping (year's - 1, 2, and 4); 8)Annual volunteer AIS (includes purple loosestrife (PL) and flowering rush) training, monitoring & hand removal by divers; 9)CLMN water quality sampling & shoreline inventory survey; 10)Entry of inspection & monitoring forms onto Dept website; 11)Education activities listed in Task 13, pg 17 of proposal; 12)Develop annual & final project reports.
Project deliverables: 1)Chemical, biological & manual control of EWM; 2)Pre/post treatment, CLP & shoreline inventory survey data; 3)CB/CW inspector's (minimum of 200 hours/landing); 4)Volunteer monitoring (minimum of 72 hours/year); 5)Hand removal of AIS & annual mapping of the areas; 6)Data entry of inspection 3200-120 & monitoring forms; 7)Educational activities & shoreline inventory; 8)Annual & final reports summarizing AIS management & future AIS management suggestions, CB/CW activities, AIS monitoring, & educational activities.
Specific Conditions: Annual & final reports need Dept. review/approval
WDNR Lakes Mgmt. Coor. will be provided with electronic (pdf or word) & hard copy of final report, all annual reports, maps, lake education products, & survey data (includes: pre/post treatment, CLP, shoreland inventory, PL, & flowering rush).
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