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Passion and commitment of volunteers help protect lakes in western Vilas County

Emily Heald, Water Program Coordinator for the North Lakeland Discovery Center In 2017, almost 200 volunteers in western Vilas County put in about 1,500 hours of time spent monitoring for aquatic invasive species, reviewing management plans, completing Clean Boats Clean … Continue reading

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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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