Tuesday, March 14, 2017

News from Steph Boismenue......

From: Steph Boismenue <sboismenue@co.oneida.wi.us>
Date: March 13, 2017 at 3:38:37 PM CDT
Subject: Oneida Couny AIS News March 13, 2017
Good afternoon,
I hope you are staying warm during this cold snap. As we wait for mother nature to stop teasing us, I have a few things to share that may bring warm fuzzy thoughts of summer to mind.

Nominations for the Invader Crusader Award is Now Open:
Do you know of a youth or adult who has made a significant contribution to prevent, control or eradicate invasive species that harm Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wetlands? If so, please nominate them for a 2017 Invader Crusader Award.  The Wisconsin Invasive Species Council is accepting nominations for individuals, groups, or organizations for their exemplary efforts at addressing issues surrounding terrestrial and aquatic invasive species, including plants, pests, animals and disease-causing organisms. The 2017 Invader Crusader Awards will be presented to both volunteers and professionals. Please consider nominating adults and youth you work with or from your community. The deadline for submitting Invader Crusader nominations is Friday, March 17, 2017.
For more information, please visit the Wisconsin Invasive Species Council’s website at http://invasivespecies.wi.gov/awareness-month/awards/

Inquiring Minds:
Are you curious about bait shop owner’s role in preventing AIS or what AIS you should be on the lookout for during ice out?  If so, check out the latest articles on Live from the Lakes: A Wisconsin Lakes Blog website http://lakes-l.blogs.govdelivery.com/  .

2017 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention in Stevens Point April 5-6-7:
Early bird registration ends Wednesday, March 15th
Reasons to sign up early:
Save some money,
Ensure that you can get into your preferred workshops on Wednesday and Friday afternoon,
Get a t-shirt before your size runs out!
All the info about Convention is on the web at this link: http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Pages/programs/convention/default.aspx

The 2017 Convention is offering a unique off-site daylong “workshop” on Wednesday April 5, hosted by the Thursday keynote speaker Wallace J. Nichols, author of the book Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do . He has arranged a set of national-level presenters who will discuss the different ways we all interact with water in each of our “Seven Ages” of water, from birth to death. This Blue Mind Summit will take place at Sentry World in Stevens Point, and registration is separate from our usual convention registration process. You can view the list of speakers, find more on their backgrounds, and see registration details at this link http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Pages/programs/convention/2017/BlueMind7.aspx

All of our registration options are a la carte, so join us for as little or as much as you are interested in. If you can’t attend, but know of someone who should come to our gathering of lake lovers, please forward this message along.

See you at the Lakes Convention.


Stephanie Boismenue
Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator
Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Department
Oneida County Courthouse, 2nd floor
PO Box 400
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone:  715-369-7835    

No comments: