YOU ARE INVITED - THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022 at 10 A.M.:
For those of you interested in becoming volunteers at boat landings for Clean Boats Clean Water, or passing this on to someone you know who may be interested; for those who have been passionate volunteers over the years, I'm having a get together on THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022 at 10 A.M. at my home.
Address: 17371 Little Horn Lane, Townsend
Our purpose is to make sure boat/boat trailers do not have dried weeds on when launching at our boat landings on Reservoir Pond and Horn Lake. In addition, to check that all weeds are off when they pull their boat out. It is one way of stopping the spread of invasive species plants. Hope to see you on the 26th.
With the growing concern over the spread of aquatic invasive species to Wisconsin’s inland lakes and our district waters, we are always looking for more volunteers to get involved in our Clean Boats/Clean Waters program. The CBCW volunteer watercraft inspection program is an excellent opportunity to take a front line defense against the spread of aquatic invasive species. Through the CBCW program, volunteers perform boat and trailer checks for invasive species, distribute informational brochures and collect and report any new water body infestations. The inspection of boats entering and leaving our waters is a critically important aspect of our 2011 grant. The WDNR aggressively promotes this program by giving us monetary credit for each hour that our volunteers work. This will in turn reduce our financial share of the grant.
We had a total of 604 volunteer hours monitoring boat landings in 2019:
In addition, training, education and administrative hours were recorded, bringing our total CBCW volunteer hours to 646.50 for the year. We needed 400 hours to qualify for a $4,000 grant…so, congratulations, CBCW Volunteers! See you next spring.