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Like to Paddle? Become A Lake Monitor!

07/18/2023 11:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Seventeen SCLA members were treated to interactive plant identification training by Sawyer County AIS Coordinator Natalie Erler on July 15.  Participants learned how to tell the difference between "good" and "bad" plants, and what to do if the "bad" plants are found.

Do you enjoy paddling on the Spider Chain of Lakes?  If so, please join your neighbors and friends as a "Lake Monitor" on your favorite section of the Spider Chain of Lakes.  Even better, grab a friend and paddle together in the area near your home looking for invasive plants.  Contact Dave Mickelson ( for more information.

The SCLA AIS & Water Quality Committee sponsors training for plant identification.  AIS Committee founder and member, Dave Mickelson, will teach you how to spot good and bad plants in and around the Spider Chain of Lakes. Dave will answer questions such as "What is the difference between invasive and non-invasive milfoil?",  "How do I spot Curly Leaf Pondweed?" and what to do if you spot Yellow Flag Iris.

SCLA success in controlling Curly Leaf Pondweed since 2010 was cited as an example of the importance of volunteer lake monitors and of the regular "Meandering Study" performed by biologists.  Thank you all lake monitors!  

Spider Chain of Lakes Association
PO Box 1082 • Hayward, WI 54843

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