The Oneida County Aquatic Invasive Species team is looking for volunteers to help out with the 3rd Annual AIS Bridge Snapshot Day. Volunteers will be working in teams to look for, and identify invasive species.
The event will be held Saturday, September 10th from 9am to 1pm. Snacks and beverages will also be available for volunteers.
Oneida County Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, Stephanie Boismenue says volunteers don’t need to be experts on invasive species.
“They’re going to get training the day of the event. So we’ll start out by having probably about a 45 minute training, and going over the different invasives that we’re concerned about and looking for, and how to identify them. Go over protocol and then we’ll head out into the field and hopefully we can do that in teams.. Going out to the different locations.”
Boismenue says they need volunteers to monitor locations in Minocqua, Three Lakes, Rhinelander, and the Pelican Lake areas.
The search for invasive species will take place in, and/or around streams, creeks, bridge crossings, and culverts. Boismenue says there are sites for everyone, whether you’re comfortable wading into a river or prefer walking along the road.
Volunteer registration is going on now through September 3rd. Those interested can register at wisconsinrivers.org