- 08/18/2018 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join the statewide search for non-native plants and animals threatening WI rivers and lakes. This is a one-day search for aquatic invasive species across Wisconsin. You can help protect your local lakes and streams by showing up at a site near you. Working together we can prevent the spread of these invasive plants and animals before they choke out our waterways.
This event will get you out on Wisconsin’s rivers and lakes at monitoring sites selected by a local coordinator–these vary from public parks to small trout streams, from bridges to your local boat launch. At some sites, friendly waters will beg you to wade in to get a better look, while at others, you will monitor and gather specimens from the shore using binoculars and rakes. Whether you want to wade in or stay dry, there is a site for you.
No previous experience required–you will be given the training and tools you need that day. This is a free event. Family friendly. Recommended for ages 8 and up, minors must be accompanied by an adult.
8:30 am – 9:00 am: Arrive and check in
9:00 am – 9:45 am: Get your materials and brief training
9:45 am – 12:00 pm: Search for invasive species in nearby sites
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Return to rendezvous site and share your findings
Location and Registration:
We will meet at Festge County Park, Shelter #1 for training and instructions before dividing up to monitor Black Earth Creek. Click here and select the Cross Plains site when you register. Registration is free. You will be emailed with more site-specific details prior to the event
Rain Date: August 19, 2018
Festge County Park, Shelter #1
4894 Scherbel Road, Cross Plains, WI 53528
Kids & Family, Volunteer