Large Scale Lake Planning
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey
Social Survey of Residents or Users
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Water Quality Modeling
Aquatic Plant Management Plan
Educate and engage residents
Polk County is sponsoring a two-phase project on Coon Lake to assess watershed, water quality, zooplankton, and aquatic plant conditions; determine nutrient loads and model lake response; distribute and analyze a sociological survey; educate public through library reading program and lake fair; inventory exotic species; coordinate stakeholder participation and planning; develop APM, storm water and lake management plans.
Deliverables include education materials developed; agendas for workshops or attendance lists, fairs and meetings; lake management plan including methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion and implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include progress reports, maps, spreadsheets, and data collected.
Phase 1 tasks include: 1) Algae and zooplankton sampling and analysis; 2) Mid summer point-intercept aquatic plant survey and APM plan development including public participation/meetings; 3) Education and outreach including Library reading program and Lake Fair; 4) Sociological survey of riparian and Village citizens.