WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
EURASIAN WATER-MILFOIL – AN AGGRESSIVE AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES
EURASIAN WATER-MILFOIL has been found in our lakes. SECOLA is already under stress from a growing
Zebra Mussel population. This elevates the importance of identifying and controlling initial colonies of
Eurasian Water-Milfoil. In a nutshell, we need to educate people so they can monitor and contain EWM.
Toward this end, SECOLA has received a $13,800 DNR grant for the project. Of that amount, SECOLA
is responsible for $480 or volunteer work totaling 40 hours @ $12. If 20 people attend this two-hour
workshop, we will have met our responsibility; otherwise, we will have to pay the $480.
The purpose of the project is to be able to determine the extent and abundance of EWM, control it by
hand pulling (if possible), and mobilize a unified and educated response of protecting the chain of lakes.
Put another way, we need to EDUCATE so we can monitor and develop a containment plan.
Please sign up and attend the two-hour workshop on this topic.
When: Thursday, August 14th
Time: 10 A.M.
Where: North Lake Public Landing – aboard pontoon boats
Facilitated by: Whitewater Associates personnel Dean Premo and Angie Stein
Purpose: Educate to conduct monitoring and containment of Eurasian water-milfoil
TO REGISTER: contact one of the following:
Glen Johnson @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Carl Sundberg @ email@example.com
Please indicate the name of each person who will attend.
Pontoon boats will be available to accommodate workshop participants.
As an alternative, you are welcome to use your own boat. Please let us know if you chose this option.
Spring 2014 Note from the President
By Glen Johnson
I did not get a chance to witness it, but I understand there was a lot of cold and snow at Spread Eagle this winter. Hopefully, this, along with the maintenance on the outlet dam, will help the draught conditions and lake levels that have been prevalent over the past few summers.
Last November 1st, we stocked over 1900 walleyes 2 inches in length at various locations on the chain. This was funded by those of you who contributed to the fish stocking fund in addition to your regular dues.
I anticipate continued discussion over the summer with the County Board on what can be done with the public landing to ensure that the boats entering and leaving our lakes are clean and free of invasive species. We realize the limited funds of the County and that we have to work within those confines. I hope progress can be made and we will make every effort to keep everyone informed.
Thanks also to those of you who belong and contribute to the Florence County Lakes and Rivers Association. This organization serves as a central clearing for the County Lake Associations in our relationship with the County and DNR.
Thanks to Katie Reynolds for being our webmaster. Be sure to check out our website, SpreadEagleChain.org. You can also follow us on Twitter at @SpreadEagleWI. As the digital age continues to expand, if you have not already done so, please sign up to have your newsletter sent online.
Thanks to the SECOLA Board for your hours and willingness to serve.
That’s a lot of folks. To those who I have missed, please accept my apologies and know when I find out, I will have to live through the winter conscious of that embarrassment.
SECOLA’s success at enhancing our living on the lakes only comes through the effort of the many members who contribute their time and energy.
Thank you and Have a great summer!
Spread Eagle Chain 'O Lakes Association, Inc. (SECOLA)
P.O. Box 413
Florence, WI 54121
Town of Florence, WI
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