Hard to believe, but 2011 is quickly drawing to a close. "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" and the "Citizen Lake Monitoring Network" continue to grow in popularity and the data is still coming in! Let's take a look at some of the terrific accomplishments and efforts made by volunteers and our organizations to help learn about, inform the public and protect Wisconsin lakes.
- 47 counties actively partnering with the state to combat the spread of aquatic invasive species.
- 211,320 boater contacts raising awareness about aquatic invasive species.
- 53,110 hours spent educating boaters about aquatic invasive species prevention at boat landings.
- 97% of the boaters contacted are now aware of invasive species laws.
- 98,613 boats were inspected for aquatic invasive species and 95% of boaters inspect and remove invasive species form their boats.
- Over 25 training sessions were held throughout the state teaching volunteers how to correctly identify invasive species.
- 147 new volunteers trained to monitor for invasive species.
- 927 volunteers monitoring water quality at over 808 lake monitoring stations.
- 115 new volunteers trained to monitor water quality.
Wishing you a happy holiday season and looking forward to the 2012 efforts to protect Wisconsin Lakes!