Here are two upcoming events that will have a large focus on Washington County Lake Conservation.
-June 30 - Aquatic Invasive Species Training from 6:30-8pm in room 1028 at the Washington County Public Agency Center (333 East Washington St. West Bend, WI 53095) to get people ready for this year's Landing Blitz over the July 4th weekend!
-July 2nd through July 5th - DNR Landing Blitz! We all know that July 4th is the busiest time of the year on the water, so from July 2nd to July 5th, we will focus on having volunteer Clean Boats, Clean Waters inspectors at Washington County boat launches! To perform inspections, you must attend the previously stated CBCW Training on June 2nd, or come in for another training if you cannot make it. At the Landing Blitz, CBCW Volunteers will hand out promotional items to boaters such as bobbers, towels, hats, stickers, and other small prizes. It is a really fun opportunity to educate local anglers about invasive species!
Questions or comments about the upcoming events?
September 19 (Saturday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Instructor: Dr. James Reinartz, Director, UWM Field Station is a plant ecologist and evolutionary biologist.
About the Course: Many of us work to control invasive plants in the areas we care about. Take this class to ensure that you are using the most appropriate, efficient, up-to-date, and least environmentally damaging methods in those efforts. This is a hands-on class. After an introduction to the general ecology of the five functional groups of invasive plants (Shrubs, Perennial forbs, Clonal Perennials, Grasses, and Annuals/Biennials), we will discuss, demonstrate and practice all applicable control methods (chemical and non-chemical) for these five plant types. Topics will also include: 1) Identification of our common, and relatively new invaders, 2) Planning and strategy for an effective control program, 3) Use of hand tools and herbicide application methods, 4) Herbicide concentrations, mixing, and safety, 5) Restoration strategies for badly infested sites, and 6) Record keeping. Safe chainsaw use for woody species will be demonstrated only. Several handouts and reference materials will be provided.
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The Friends of the Mukwonago River is dedicated to protecting the most diverse small river system in southern Wisconsin. The Mukwonago River watershed is home to over 50 species of fish including the threatened Longear Sunfish (Lepomis megalotis), several species of rare freshwater mussels, an incredible diversity of wetlands, and some of the highest water quality in Southeastern Wisconsin.
The mission of the Friends of the Mukwonago River is to protect the Mukwonago River and its associated watershed ecosystems by way of education, advocacy, and promotion of sound land use throughout the watershed. For more information, go to http://mukwonagoriver.org/ Workshops, volunteer events and educational opportunities are available throughout the year.