Water lovers of all ages are invited to join the statewide search for aquatic invasive species (AIS) on August 19th, 2023. This fun, hands-on effort, known as AIS Snapshot Day, relies on participants to monitor streams, lakes, and wetlands at designated sites across the state, for signs of non-native plants and animals that pose risks to Wisconsin waterways and wildlife.
Every year there are new detections made! Last year over 150 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to monitor at more than 234 sites across the state! Volunteers help make this event an effective, coordinated effort.
Rock River Coalition is hosting Snapshot Day in Rock County. We’ll meet at Kiwanis Park in Janesville. Register below. Not in Rock County? Find out which location is hosting your county excursion in the link below!
Virtual Volunteer Training
A virtual volunteer training will take place on August 12th for volunteers to learn the Snapshot Day protocols. The training will be recorded and made available for those unable to attend live. Learn more and sign up for the training here.
Coordinated in partnership by UW-Madison Division of Extension, UW-Stevens Point Extension Lakes, River Alliance of Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Snapshot Day is entering its’ 10th successful year!