THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Snapshot Day for Aquatic Invasive Species
Issue Date: August 8, 2019
Snapshot Day is Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9 AM at the Suring Village Hall. This is a free one day event that helps detect early populations of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in Wisconsin waterways. Snapshot Day includes classroom training in the identification of AIS as well as field trips to specific lakes and rivers to inspect and collect samples. Any new AIS findings will be chronicled and reported to the appropriate groups for follow-up actions.
In 2018, 17 Snapshot Day volunteers inspected 21 lakes in northern Oconto County and found several new populations of AIS. This year the focus will be on lakes/rivers in the central part of the county. Interested persons of any age are welcome to participate, no experience is necessary.
Since Oconto is the only area county to hold a Snapshot Day, residents from Forest, Marinette, or Shawano counties are welcome to attend. Registration is required to ensure enough supplies are available, including the free lunch. The link for registering is https://www. eventbrite.com /e/snapshot-day-2019-a-statewide-search-for-aquatic-invasive-species-registration-62201155330 or contact Steve Heimerman at 920-834-2183 for instructions.
The Oconto County Lakes and Waterways Association is the sponsor in coordination with UW-Stevens Point, the River Alliance, and the Wisconsin DNR.