PurposeThe Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Department is sponsoring an Aquatic Invasive Species grant project. The project will focus on AIS education, prevention and monitoring.
Project activities include: 1) County staff support with AIS funding (AIS focus on education, monitoring, inspections, fieldwork/sampling and data entry/analysis (coordinated with WDNR)); 2) Outreach and education: Host a minimum of 5 AIS workshops per year, press releases, updated website, maintain partnership email, assist in updating boat landing signage, and informational presentations; 3) Host AIS Partnership Plan review meeting(s) and update plan; 4) Expand existing watercraft inspection internship program; 5) Attend WAL convention, VCLA meetings, AIS coordinator meetings, local lake meetings, town lake committee meetings, etc. for training, coordination and presentations; 6) AIS education materials (literature, brochures and AIS workshop packets); 7) Develop annual reports and final report summarizing project activities.
Project deliverables include: 1) Workshops, outreach and field sampling data and data entry and analysis; 2) Hired staff; 3) Updated AIS ; 4) Partnership Plan; 5) AIS education materials; 6) Annual reports and final report.
Specific Conditions for this project: Annual reports and final report need Dept review and approval.
WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of annual reports, final report, AIS Partnership Plan, all maps and samples or photographs of AIS educational materials.
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