The Silver Lake Prot. Assoc. will conduct a 3 year aquatic chemical treatment plan. The plan's goal is to greatly reduce the frequency of occurrence of Eurasian water milfoil, an established aquatic invasive plant and to eliminate Curly Leaf Pondweed. Chemical treatment will take place in spring 2014, 2015 and 2016. Point intercept plant surveys (following WDNR Hauxwell protocols) will be conducted both pre and post chemical treatment each year. Water quality monitoring, native plantings, CBCW, educational mailings and meetings and installation of boat trailer cleaning equip.and signage will also be part of the project. Chemical treatment areas will be determined each year based on the previous year\2019s plant surveys. The project deliverable is a report that includes 1) all raw plant survey data; 2) yearly maps of proposed and actual treatment areas; 3) density/distribution maps for EWM, CLP and the top 5 native plants found each year in the plant surveys; 4) statistical analysis of the plant survey data each year and a comparison between years, to include freq. of occurrence, actual density, relative density as described in the Hauxwell protocol; 5) a written assess. of the success of the chemical treatment plan implementation; 6) a written assess. of the shifts in the plant community over the 3 years of the project; 7) recommendations for future management; 8) entry of all watercraft inspection data into SWIMS; 9) installation of boat trailer cleaning equip.and signage; 10) a short report summarizing the 2014, 2015 and 2016 CBCW inspection prog. (# of boats inspected, any difficulties encountered, and a log of the dates/times/hours worked); 10) summary and analysis of the water quality data; and 11) a description of the chara redistribution native plantings project. 2 paper copies and 1 electronic copy of the final plan will be provided to the department. Exact details for all deliverables are described in the grant application project description.

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Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Control
Reports and Documents
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
APM Chemical Permit Request
2014, 2015, 2016
Monitor Pre and Post Treatment
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Watercraft Inspections Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Information and Education
Educational mailings and meetings
Install Kiosk or Sign
Installation of Boat Trailer Cleaning Equipment and Signage
Project Deliverable
Final Report containing: raw plant data, yearly maps of proposed and actual treatment areas, density/distribution maps for EWM, CLP and top 5 native plants.