Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department

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On Wednesday, the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department is hosting a plant ID day from 1pm to 4pm at the Hodag Park boat landing. Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, Stephanie Boismenue says people can bring plants and animals to be identified.

"Wednesday July 20th, the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department is holding a plant ID day and actually it’s not just for plants.. Its for any animal, whether it's an insect or a fish you may have in your lake. Or if you have a plant that you need ID’ed on, our department can certainly help you with that.”

Officials Warn Against Aquatic Invasive Species

Sep 28, 2015
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  The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation is urging the public to pay special attention for invasive species as they pull out their piers, boats and boat lifts for the winter. Invasive Species Coordinator Michele Sadauskas says zebra mussels are especially likely to attach to items such as wood, rocks and boats. She says once zebra mussels are found, they’re impossible to remove.

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Oneida County is holding two workshops on the value of maintaining woody habitat along lake shorelines.  

Rosie Page from the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department says fallen trees and branches provide valuable habitat for fish, birds and other wildlife…but that habitat is being greatly reduced. 

The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department, Lumberjack RC&D and UW-Extension are inviting people with a need to talk about the Northwoods to an open microphone this Thursday evening in Three Lakes.

County Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator Michele Sadauskas says the new event is called "Northwoods Expressions."