Clean Boats, Clean Waters Workshop in Mercer 5/30/2009


This workshop will combine the Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW)volunteer watercraft inspection program and the Citizen Lake MonitoringNetwork (CLMN) Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) monitoring workshops.This workshop will run from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and the location will beat the Mercer Community Center, Mercer. To register for this workshop,or for more information, contact Heather Palmquist, AIS Coordinator forIron County at (715) 561-2234. Email The CBCWprogram provides an opportunity to learn how and why educationalawareness is so important in preventing the spread of aquatic invasivespecies (AIS). This workshop will provide you with an overview of AIS,instructions on how to organize an effective volunteer watercraftinspection program, and hands-on training for watercraft inspectionsand AIS identification. For more information on the CBCW program,visit: http://www. The CLMN AIS monitoringworkshop speakers provide details on aquatic invasive speciesidentification and life cycles; instructions on how to organize an effective monitoring team; where and when to look for the invasives; aswell as what to do if you suspect that you have found an invasive plantor animal. Most workshops will offer hands-on training for invasivespecies identification. Workshop hosts will offer participants amonitoring kit at no charge (one free kit per lake). Additional kitsand supplies helpful in assisting you in collection and identificationof the plants and animals may be offered “for sale” at the workshops.These materials are optional, but many volunteer found them useful. Formore information on the CLMN program, visit:

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