BALSAM LAKE P & R DISTRICT: Balsam Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Education & Planning


The Balsam Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project including a Clean Boat/Clean Water inspection program at 4 public boat landings, CB/CW monitor and lake resident education about AIS identification and prevention; public awareness, improved information signage at the landing, and monitoring for invasive aquatic plants around Balsam Lake. Deliverables include a comprehensive report: 1) Summarizing accomplishments/progress of the project including watercraft inspection and lake monitoring information detailing total time and number of people reached; 2) CB/CW survey results with daily results entered into the DNR CB/CW database; 3) Verification of workshops and/or inspector training such as agendas and attendance lists; 4) Copies of brochures, educational materials, and mailings paid for through this grant; 5) Monitoring observations of any detected invasive species with appropriate maps; 6) Report on construction/maintenance of signage; 7) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant. Special project conditions: The sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if a new aquatic invasive species is found. 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 AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide AIS Coordinator with a draft final report. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report.

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Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Education
Reports and Documents
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Flyer with Polk County sheriff and ordinance information.
Map of Balsam Lake
Grant close-out checklist
CBCW Final report for Balsam Lake with information on the program from 2007-2014.
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
Watercraft Inspections Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Install Kiosk or Sign
Monitor Invasive Species