Learn to Help Protect Our Rivers from Invasive Species
Friday, June 5th, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The River Alliance of Wisconsin’s Project RED (riverine early detectors) is a monitoring program that trains citizens to identify and report invasive species within river corridors and lakes.
The Ozaukee Washington County Land Trust and the UWM Field Station will host a classroom training and field monitoring practice workshop, to teach monitoring for invasive species in rivers. All river enthusiasts are encouraged to attend.
During the free training, the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust and River Alliance will teach you to monitor your river for species of concern. They will help you choose locations and a monitoring schedule and provide you with online data management tools to help you report your findings.
and partially funded through a grant from the US EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Project RED Workshop
UWM Field Station
3095 Blue Goose Road, Saukville, WI 53080
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.
Protect the Places Where You Play:
Keep Invasives Out!
June 2014 will be Wisconsin’s 11th Annual Invasive Species Awareness Month (ISAM)
The annual event offers us the opportunity to broaden concern and spur action to slow the spread of invasive species – and protect the places we play.
The Annual Invasive Species Awareness Month will be filled with events, a video contest, the annual Invader Crusader Awards, the 5th annual Invasive Species Education Summit, and more.
Click here to browse the online event calendar.
Do you have your events all planned and just need to promote? Email the ISAM Coordinator to register your invasive species workday, workshop, or other event. Then check out Event Leader Resources for tips on leading and publicizing events.