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Science for Everyone: Starry Stonewort – a Case Study Using Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting on Silver Lake
April 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) is an invasive plant-like algae that was discovered in Wisconsin in 2014. This presentation will focus on the steps taken over the past year in response to this new aquatic invader to WI waters. Brad Steckart, the Washington County Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator will outline the short history of the algae as well as actions taken to delimit the population in WI. Silver Lake in Washington County has effectively employed a newer management technique, Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting (DASH), with the partnership of WI-DNR, Washington County, Silver Lake PRD, and Eco Waterway Services. He will discuss the DASH process as well as future monitoring efforts and implications.
FEE: Free ($5 donation suggested). No registration required.