EAST CENTRAL WISCONSIN REGIONAL PLANNING COM: West Winnebago Pool AIS Coordinator Project

Purpose

The East Central Regional Planning Commission proposes to conduct education, prevention and planning activities to control and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into and from the Western Winnebago Pool lakes during the period 2011 - 2014. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the East Central Regional Planning Commission\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated July 30, 2010. The project includes, monitoring, research, education/information, coordination and regional wide integration on AIS; conducting educational activities to train volunteers and government agencies in monitoring and prevention methods; and identifying opportunities for regional integration of AIS prevention activities on near-by lakes, highway departments, nature centers, school programs, fishing tournaments, local establishments, local special interest groups, gardening and aquarium retailers. Any persons training watercraft inspectors or participating in the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network will enroll in a current Clean Boats Clean Waters workshop or Citizen Lake Monitoring Network workshop. Watercraft inspection and Citizen Lake Monitoring records will be entered into the State\2019s online Watercraft Inspection Database (SWIMS). Any publications or signs produced as part of this project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details are at http://www.protectyourwaters.org). Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the four-year project will be provided to DNR. If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.

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