TOWN OF BARNES: Barnes Area Lakes, Eau Claire Chain of Lakes Education, Prevention & Containment 2011-2013 Project


The Town of Barnes is sponsoring a 3-year project to implement approved activities from the Tomahawk & Sandbar Lakes Aquatic Plant Management Plans including chemical treatment of EWM on Sandbar Lake, annual pre- and post-treatment aquatic plant surveys, EWM monitoring on Tomahawk and Sandbar Lakes, revegetatation of Tomahawk Lake, and town-wide watercraft inspection and I & E activities. Specific project tasks include: 1) Chemical control of EWM on Sandbar Lake; 2) Pre- and post-treatment aquatic plant surveys; 3) AIS monitoring; 4) AIS Early Detection Rapid Response Plan Development; 5) Replant Tomahawk Lake with native aquatic plant species; 6) Implement watercraft inspection program; 7) Lake user education, workshops, and outreach publications; 8) AIS sign condition evaluation; 9) CLMN sampling including DO and Temperature profiles for Tomahawk and Sandbar Lakes. Deliverables include annual EWM management progress reports with aquatic plant survey results; watercraft inspection data collection and entry in SWIMS database; signage condition report; photos or examples of educational tools, publications, presentations developed, and summary of attendance, successes and challenges; Early Detection Rapid Response plans for additional AIS; and Plan update, as necessary. Special Conditions: Surveys, monitoring, and management must follow approved recommendations within the Tomahawk & Sandbar Lakes Aquatic Plant Management Plans, WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance, and/or Citizen Lake Monitoring Network protocols, as specified by the Department. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. 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.

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