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Great Volunteer Opportunity to Save Our Lakes!

Great Volunteer Opportunity to Save Our Lakes!

WHAT: Clean Boats, Clean Waters training. Become a certified Boat Inspector!
WHEN: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
WHERE: Public Agency Center: 333 E. Washington St. West Bend, WI 53095, room 3224
WHY: Certified Boat Inspectors can perform Clean Boats, Clean Waters inspections at any time, helping slow the spread of invasive species within Washington County!
WHO: All public welcome! Fun for all ages!

You know that Washington County's lakes are important, but did you know that alien invaders are making it hard for native fish to live? Invasive species threaten the health of our lakes by "catching rides" with boaters who are travelling to different lakes. Invasive plants and animals
change the ecosystem of the lakes and make the habitat unsuitable for bass, walleye, northern pike, and bluegill! Invasive species also make conditions favorable for large algae blooms.

The biggest threat to our lake health is the spread of invasive species by boaters, anglers, and hunters from lake to lake. Volunteering to help educate our community on what invasive species are and how to prevent the spread is important and fun! This is a great opportunity to learn how
to recognize local invasive species and stop their spread.

Meet at the Public Agency Center on Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 at 6pm to learn how to identify common invasive species, and what you can do to stop them from spreading to other lakes. Look at live specimens that threaten our local lakes and waters. Become a certified boat inspector and
help educate boaters about invasive species! Also, get a shirt, hat, and other prizes for participating!

This lesson will give you the tools you need to become a Watercraft Inspector at any boat landing in Wisconsin! It is a fun and easy volunteer opportunity you can do on your own time!

For more information, contact Bradley Steckart, AIS Coordinator at (262) 335-4806 or bradley.steckart@co.washington.wi.us. To learn more about Aquatic Invasive Species control efforts visit http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/invasives/ or http://www.co.washington.wi.us/ais.


World War II Veterans Wanted

Do you know someone who served in WWII? All Washington County WWII veterans will be honored at a special event at Senior Day/Military Day at the Washington County Fair.


State of the County Presentation

State of the County Presentation