PurposeThe City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a continuing AIS prevention & education project including a boat inspection program at the public boat landing; an educational workshop; educating boaters about AIS; purchase of nets for use in monthly aquatic sampling for zebra mussel veligers & spiny water fleas, test fish for VHS when there is a potential for pipeline diversion activation; shoreline surveys for invasive aquatic plants; continuation of purple loosestrife infestation inventory within the City of Shell Lake and beetle rearing. A part-time coordinator will be hired to train, schedule, and oversee paid and volunteer workers.
Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing accomplishments/progress of the grant including education and watercraft inspection report detailing total time and number of people reached; 2) Watercraft inspection report including time & number of people reached; CB/CW survey results; daily results will be entered into the CB/CW database; 3) Zebra mussel veliger& spiny water fleas samples for analysis; 4) Fish samples (VHS) submitted for analysis in the event of diversion activation; 5) Report on aquatic sampling results for zebra mussel veligers, spiny water flea, VHS, & shoreline monitoring observations of any aquatic invasive species with maps; 6) Report on Purple Loosestrife infestation inventory & control with maps; 7) Copy of mailings/printed education materials; 8) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.
Special conditions: Project sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if a new AIS infestation is found.
This scope summarizes the application scope and does not supersede 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 AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft report. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report.
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