The next monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 6/23/2016 at 7 pm. You can find more information on the events page.
Annual Carp Roundup
Waukesha Water Diversion
The Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers has told Waukesha to revise their application to limit it to their current service area including revising the water consumption estimates. This request conflicts with the DNR regulations to include outlying areas. The conference has voted 9-0 to move the revised proposal on to the governors of the eight states involved for final approval. Additional information is available at http://www.jsonline.com/news/waukesha/great-lakes-group-backs-waukesha-lake-water-diversion-b99727154z1-379950141.html and http://www.waukeshadiversion.org.
FIX the FOX Listening Sessions
The Information and Education Committee has again planned a series of Listening Sessions for the summer. Each session will focus in on one topic. Click each link below for more details.
2016 AIS Treatments
As in prior years, we completed the treatment for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) this Spring. We applied for the permit back in March, here is a link to the application and the pre-treatment survey, to identify where we had AIS growth, was done in April. Treatments covering almost 90 acres were done on May 5th and 6th, if you were within 150 feet of a treatment area you would have had a notice attached to your pier. Follow these links to show areas treated in the northern and southern areas of the waterway
A new invasive species, Starry Stonewort, has been detected in some local lakes. This species has been known to cause nuisance conditions in Michigan, New York and Indiana but is new to Wisconsin. Our waterway has been surveyed and none has been detected. Our Clean Boats/Clean Water program is checking boats at the Library Launch and we have no reports of any being found.
The information we have received from the WI DNR clarifies that Starry Stonewort does not kill fish and the lake will not ‘die’ if this plant becomes established. However, it can affect the aquatic plant community and alter the aquatic habitat in the waterway. We will include Starry Stonewort in our pre- and post-season surveys and if it were to be found it will be included in our Lake Management plans.