CITY OF SHELL LAKE: Shell Lake Invasive Species 2012 - 2014


The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a 3 year continuing AIS prevention & education project including a boat inspection program at the public landing; an educational workshop; educating boaters about AIS and prevention; test fish for VHS when there is a potential for pipeline diversion activation; shoreline surveys for invasive aquatic plants; and a cooperative effort with outside organizations for the continuation of purple loosestrife infestation inventory within the City of Shell Lake and beetle rearing. A part-time coordinator will be hired to train, schedule, and oversee paid and volunteer workers. Deliverables include a comprehensive report including: 1) Summary of accomplishments/progress of the program including education and watercraft inspection details with total time and number of people reached; 2) CB/CW survey results with daily results entered into the CB/CW database; 3) Verification of workshops and/or inspector training such as agendas and attendance lists; 4) Fish samples (VHS) submitted for analysis in the event of diversion activation; 5) Report on aquatic sampling results for zebra mussel veligers, spiny water flea, VHS, & shoreline monitoring observations of any detected aquatic invasive species with appropriate maps; 6) Report on Purple Loosestrife infestation inventory & control with maps; 7) Copy of mailings/printed education materials paid for through this grant; 8) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant. Special project conditions: The sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if a new AIS is found. This scope summarizes details in the grant application and does not supersede application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide the DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft report. DNR to receive paper and electronic copies of the final report.

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