Turtle Creek Invasive Species Monitoring: Paddle

Turtle Creek Invasive Species Monitoring: Paddle

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Saturday, July 15, 9 AM – 12:30 PM
Turtle Creek, Highway 140 to Sweet Allyn Park, Beloit, WI

Paddle Turtle Creek with us in search of invasive species! In summer 2022, invasive New Zealand mudsnails were found for the first time on Turtle Creek in Walworth County. In response, Rock River Coalition, in partnership with Nature at the Confluence and Friends of Turtle Creek, will be leading a search for the snails and other invasive species on Turtle Creek. Collecting data about where the snails are located will help focus efforts aimed at preventing them from spreading further.

On Saturday, July 15th , join us as we paddle Turtle Creek from Highway 140 to Sweet Allyn Park (Beloit, WI), and search for New Zealand mudsnails and other invasive species along the way. We strongly encourage paddlers to also join us on June 17 at Nature at the Confluence to become familiar with monitoring procedures. Bring your own kayak/canoe; paddling experience is required, and parent/guardian supervision is required for youth under the age of 16. Rain date is Sunday, July 23, 1:00 – 4:30 PM.

Click here to register, or email for more information.

Photo Credit: New Zealand mudsnail – Paul Skawinski

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