TOWN OF SAINT CROIX FALLS: Deer Lake Invasive Species Education & Prevention


The Town of St. Croix Falls is sponsoring a three year aquatic invasive species education project on behalf of Deer Lake in Polk County. The project includes hiring an intern to develop and implement a watercraft inspection program based on the State of Wisconsin Clean Boats Clean Waters program over a three year period. Project objectives include inspecting watercraft at public access sites, educating residents and visitors regarding identification, threats, and control of aquatic invasive species, and monitoring for the presence of Eurasian Water Milfoil, Purple Loostrife, and other aquatic invasive species. Also included is a whole lake plant survey specifically to document if Curley Leaf Pondweed has spread beyond the boundaries established in 2003, and if it seems to have negatively impacted the native plant species present in 2003. Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately report any potential new AIS threat to Frank Koshere (715) 392-0807. Upon completion of this project, the sponsor will provide the state with a comprehensive report including all of the following: 1. A watercraft inspection summary for each year of the project including time spent at each landing and number of people reached. 2. A yearly summary of CBCW survey results. 3. Documentation of in-kind donated goods and services. 4. Educational and informational materials generated. 5. A summary of results in report form of the whole lake plant survey conducted in 2006. In addition, all CBCW program activities including watercraft inspection hours, boat landing survey results, and trained citizen inspectors will be reported in accordance with CBCW guidelines each season.

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