Category Archives: Lakes Partnership

Vilas County Invasive Species Coordinator Ted Ritter wins Invader Crusader Award

Vilas County invasive species coordinator Ted Ritter has accomplished a lot since he first began patrolling the Northwoods for aquatic invasives in 2004. This week, he was recognized for his achievements with an Invader Crusader Award as Wisconsin’s 2012 outstanding … Continue reading

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AIS County Coordinator Andrew Karleigh swims to sinking boat, pulls child to safety.

WDNR’s local aquatic invasive species partners are heroes in protecting Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers and wetlands, but sometimes, a day on the water can lead to much more. What follows is the account of Fond du Lac County AIS Coordinator Andrew … Continue reading

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The Citizen Lake Monitoring Network

One of the most successful efforts of the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership has been “The Citizen Lake Monitoring Network.” Every year since 1986, dedicated volunteers monitor lakes statewide for a variety of different water quality and lake health indicators. The effort, … Continue reading

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Clean Boats, Clean Waters

In 2003, a group of students in Minocqua looked at the potential impact aquatic invasive species would have on lake tourism in their town. These students then proposed a plan of action to prevent the spread of one of the … Continue reading

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