GLACIERLAND RC&D, INC.: Sheboygan County AIS Control Grant


The Glacierland R & C will hire a half time staff member to work with citizens on lakes located in Sheboygan County, WI. The purpose of the project is to increase citizen and agency knowledge on aquatic invasive species on both inland lakes and Lake Michigan. The project will last three years. This project will: 1) Hold a minimum of 15 workshops and/or trainings (5 to 10 each year) to provide educational programming to lake groups regarding aquatic plant management plans and exotic species; 2) Coordinate and train local volunteers using clean boats/clean waters watercraft inspection program protocol (a minimum of 2 per year); 3) Hire a summer employee to conduct a minimum of 600 hours of watercraft inspection (200 hours/year); 4) Develop county wide known location maps (GIS based) for Phragmites, Purple Loosestrife and Japanese Knotweed on road right of ways and riverine systems ; 5) Provide outreach material and contacts to industry groups such as the bait and garden nursery industries (a minimum of 10 per year); 6) Conduct a minimum of 3 (1 per year) point intercept plant surveys on lakes that lack previous plant survey data; 7) Serve as a coordinator for purple loosestrife biocontrol (beetles) and recruit volunteers ; 8) install signs and kiosks at boat launches; 9) Answer citizen inquiries regarding invasive species; 10) Staff special events (kids fishing, county fair, sport shows, etc) to teach the public about invasive species (a minimum of 8 per year); 11) work with highway crews and cultural sportsmen\2019s groups to train participants in the identification, control and prevention of AIS species. A full description of the project scope and deliverables is in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with two paper copies and an electronic copy of the final report. The DNR will also be provided with semi-annual electronic reports.

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Aquatic Invasives Education
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Grant Awarded
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
Information and Education
Hold Workshops
Train Volunteers
Train Volunteers to Monitor Lakes for Invasive Species
Watercraft Inspections Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Map Invasive Species
Develop/Distribute Brochures/Literature
Informational Meetings
Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey
Engage Volunteers in Monitoring/Restoration
Biomonitoring Toxicity Tests
Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol
Install Kiosk or Sign
Information and Education