2018 Clean Boats, Clean Waters Workshops Offered in Oneida County
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Consider joining CBCW watercraft inspectors working to protect our lakes!
With the growing concern over the spread of AIS to Wisconsin’s inland lakes, many lake association members and other concerned citizens are looking for ways to get involved. Since 2004, The Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW) watercraft inspection program has been an opportunity for adults and youth to take a front-line defense against the spread of AIS. Through the CBCW program, teams of volunteers, lake residents, county board members, boat marina operators, fishing guides, realtors, various organizations, and concerned citizens have attended the workshops to learn how AIS threatens our waterbodies, why educational awareness is critical in preventing the spread of AIS, learned how to conduct watercraft inspections, and volunteered their time at local boat launches. The information and watercraft inspections that citizens provide at the boat landings has been an integral part of protecting Oneida County’s waterbodies.
As the 2018 boating season begins, the Oneida County AIS Team is gearing up to help both new and seasoned CBCW watercraft inspectors by hosting FIVE FREE CBCW workshops, held throughout the county.
Note regarding outdoor workshops: In the event of severe weather, please visit this website for up-to-the-minute updates.
Crescent Lake Workshop (geared as a refresher course)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Crescent Lake Boat Landing, Highway 8 West, Rhinelander
Stephanie Boismenue, AIS Coordinator, Oneida County
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Noon - 2:00 pm
Woodruff Town Hall, 1418 1st Ave, Woodruff
Stephanie Boismenue, Oneida County AIS Coordinator
Sandy Wickman, Water Resources Management Specialist, WI DNR and CLMN Regional Coordinator, UW Extension - Lakes
Tim Ebert, Conservation Warden, WI DNR
Lake Nokomis Workshop
Thursday, June 7, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Picnic area at the Lake Nokomis Boat Landing, County Highway N.
Presenter: Stephanie Boismenue, AIS Coordinator, Oneida County
The workshops will have speakers from multiple resource agencies. Participants will receive AIS education, hands-on species identification, learn how to conduct watercraft inspections, and how to collect and report any new AIS sightings. Participants will also learn the tips, tricks and skills of conversing with boaters and have an opportunity to practice before heading to the landings this summer. CBCW resources and refreshments will be available.
How to Register
The workshops are free and registration is encouraged. To register, please call the Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Department at 715-369-7835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Clean Boats, Clean Waters program is sponsored by our partners: UW Extension-Lakes, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Wisconsin Lakes Partnership.