LONG LAKE PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION: Lakes of Long Lake Watershed AIS Education, Prevention and Planning Project

Purpose

Long Lake Preservation Association is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant surveys on 8 lakes; initiate watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring programs on 5 lakes; coordinate other AIS information and education activities, including boat landing signage, presentations, and media outreach throughout the watershed. The project will include stakeholder participation and planning, resulting in a lake management implementation plan for Mud and Long Lakes with an emphasis on aquatic plants and rapid response plans for the other lakes. Project tasks/deliverables include: 1) Early season Curlyleaf pondweed survey and summer point-intercept surveys of all plants with two sets of vouchers; 2) Review and inclusion of previous water quality and watershed studies; 3) Dissolved oxygen meter purchase; 4) Abbreviated lake user/sociological survey; 5) Creation of a watershed Clean Boats Clean Waters program and data entry; 6) Information and education program, including shoreline demonstration project, with examples of results. Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance must be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) The WDNR Aquatic Plant Management Strategy (2007) will be utilized in Plan development; 3) Properties using grant funds for shoreline restoration implementation require a Department approved restrictive covenant that permanently establishes the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Restorations will follow standards set forth in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake coordinator before implementation occurs. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, reports, and education materials, 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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