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Snapshot Day

Sat, August 10 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Want to learn what aquatic invasive species are in your local water bodies? Rock River Coalition invites nature-lovers of all ages to Snapshot Day, a search for aquatic invasive species (AIS) on August 10th, 2024 in Janesville. Snapshot Day is a statewide effort to protect Wisconsin’s streams, lakes, and wetlands by monitoring designated sites for invasive plants and animals that may threaten the state’s wildlife and water ecosystems.

Volunteers will meet Rock River Coalition staff at Kiwanis Pond Park Shelter where they will receive a brief but thorough training in how to identify the aquatic invasive species they’re looking for that day. From there, volunteers will venture out to several designated sites along local Janesville water bodies and conduct monitoring to determine whether the site contains those aquatic invasive species. Information collected during the event will provide the Wisconsin DNR with data to help them tailor response efforts accordingly for each site. Volunteer efforts are crucial to the success of this endeavor. 

This event requires no prior experience and training is provided. Snapshot Day is free and open to volunteers of all ages, but is recommended for ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Have any questions? Email Lizzy Reitzloff, our Stream Monitoring and AIS Coordinator, at lizzy@rockrivercoalition.org 

Sponsored by Wisconsin DNR’s Lake Monitoring and Protection Network. Hosted in partnership with the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network, Rock County Land and Water Resources Department, Rock River Coalition, UW-Madison Division of Extension, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Details

Date:
Sat, August 10
Time:
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Location

Kiwanis Pond Park Shelter, Janesville
S Randall Ave
Janesville, 53545 United States
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