Category Archives: Contain and Control Invasive Species

Starry Stonewort: Up-And-Coming AIS of Wisconsin

Post by Bradley Steckart, Waukesha and Washington County AIS Coordinator; adapted by Sara Fox, UW-Extension Starry Stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) has made a name for itself in Wisconsin as a well-known invasive species. Questions surrounding its unknown impacts and the viability … Continue reading

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Help wetlands, raise beetles!

By Jenny Seifert, UWEX Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist Now is the time to be growing purple loosestrife, an invasive plant, in your backyard. What, you ask? Why would you tell us to intentionally nurture an invasive species? Good question. … Continue reading

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Lake of the Month: Bone Lake of Polk County

Bone Lake, or Onondogacona as it was named by its Native American inhabitants in 900 AD, is a 1,667 acre lake located in Polk County. It received its unorthodox name after early European inhabitants found the remnants, and bones, of … Continue reading

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Improvements to the DNR surface water grants program.

This summer the Lakes blog brought you news of improvements regarding DNR’s Clean Boats Clean Waters grant application process. Well, it’s time again to share more news on improvements to surface water planning and protection grants, and aquatic invasive species … Continue reading

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