RIVER ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN: New Zealand Mudsnail Containment

Purpose

The River Alliance of Wisconsin proposes to educate people, primarily stream users in Wisconsin\2019s driftless area, about how to contain New Zealand Mudsnails (NZM), and slow their spread from stream to stream. In addition to training people who use streams, they will train stakeholder groups to magnify their efforts. They will install signs, and distribute other outreach materials at streamside and at events. They will also install brushes and wash stations at priority sites. All this will be accomplished by hiring a coordinator, who will in turn work with many volunteers. Results of this project will be shared with the NZM response team and key partners as well as via River Alliance newsletter, website, and social media.

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Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
AIRR-170-14
2014
Complete
 
Reports and Documents
Final report for preventing NZ Mudsnail spread
NZ Mudsnail sign posted near the waterway
Locations of stream AIS signage and Long-handled gong brushes
Boat and wader cleaning station artwork posted near the waterbodies
FAQ about clean angling
Instructions for building a wader/boot brush station
 
Activities & Recommendations
Information and Education
Grant Awarded
Project Deliverable
Results of this project will be shared with the NZM response team and key partners as well as via River Alliance newsletter, website, and social media.
Install Kiosk or Sign
Issue News/Media Release
Informational Meetings
Develop/Distribute Newsletter
Hire Local Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
Train Volunteers to Monitor Rivers for Invasive Species