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Volunteers Defend Silver Lake

Paul Skawinski, UW-Extension Lakes In, on, and around Silver Lake near Oconomowoc in the Village of Summit, Waukesha County, volunteers from the Silver Lake Management District are making a big difference. Through statewide programs like Clean Boats, Clean Waters and … Continue reading

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Help make draining your livewell go viral! #JustDrainIt

Post by Jenny Seifert, UWEX Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist (now at https://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/)  Water left in livewells, bait buckets and bilges is a vehicle for the spread of fish diseases and aquatic invasive species between lakes. That is why draining all … Continue reading

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Bringing home new knowledge on aquatic invasive species

Post by Jenny Seifert, UWEX Outreach Specialist Sharing knowledge and building boundary-spanning relationships are essential to stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species. This is why over 600 aquatic invasive species professionals from across the Upper Midwest descended upon La … Continue reading

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Tis the season for checking under your boats and piers for zebra mussels

Post by Jenny Seifert, UWEX outreach specialist  Own a boat or pier? As you remove them this fall for their winter hibernation, don’t forget to check them for aquatic invasive species and report any findings. This simple step is part … Continue reading

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