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  1. DEQ Water Resources Division is gearing up for AIS field sampling! Here's a list of the 20 inland lakes that will be sampled this year using the snorkeling, wading, and meander survey method. Contact Bill Keiper keiperw@mi.gov if you have any questions. On another note- field observations from DEQ staff yesterday- European frog-bit and Parrot Feather are beginning to emerge. Site selection.xlsx Sites map.docx
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    Boat wash liability

    I just wanted to share a product that Wisconsin Sea Grant and the Sea Grant Law Center recently put together regarding watercraft decontamination liability concerns. This information may be helpful if you are operating or considering boat was stations. Wisconsin WID Liability Memo.pdfWisconsin WID Fact Sheet.pdf
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    Inland lake early detection monitoring

    Survey method includes complete lake-wide shoreline meander and snorkeling at about 5 locations as well as boat launches. We're targeting submerged, floating, and emergent invasive plants but native plant communities are also noted. Also, observations are made recording invasive fish, mollusks, and crayfish; although, targeted sampling using traps or other gear for these taxa is not conducted.
  5. Michigan's Eurasian watermilfoil status and strategy document is finalized and posted on the state website! This document provides in-depth information about Eurasian watermilfoil in the State of Michigan including identification, distribution, management, and control options. Thanks Tom Alwin for picking up a partially complete document, wrangling through much review, and getting it across the finish line. Please feel free to share this resource. Go to the EWM page and scroll to the bottom, click on "status and strategy" http://www.michigan.gov/invasives/0,5664,7-324-68002_71240_73848-368765--,00.html
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    Aquatic Invasive Species

    Hi, I just had an interesting 2 days working on an important AIS issue and thought I'd share with everyone. DEQ, and DNR staff met with CISMAs and other partners working on European frog-bit (EFB). The workshop was facilitated by Central Michigan University- we have a grant with them to develop/update species strategies for European frog-bit, European water-clover, and water lettuce in addition to a few other deliverables. In particular, we had productive conversations about CISMA efforts and plans to address EFB, on-going research, monitoring techniques, and the potential for state-wide planning for this species. I'll share more on next steps as the project develops.
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    Clean, drain, dry

    If you'd like to use "Clean, Drain, Dry" contact Pat Conzemius at pconzemius@wildlifeforever.org or visit www.cleandraindry.org
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    Clean, drain, dry

    As you may have heard, the aquatic invasive species prevention message "Clean, Drain, Dry" is now trademarked by Wildlife Forever. They donated the TM to the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and it will be free to use. See attached press release for more information.
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    Welcome to the MISC Community Forum!

    Agreed! I'm looking forward to using the site.
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