VOLUNTEER LAKE MONITORING PROTOCOL FOR SPIDER CHAIN OF LAKESPick a calm, sunny day for optimal underwater viewing. Mornings are usually an ideal time
Slowly boat in areas in your monitoring section where water depths are 3-12 feet or wherever plants are growing. This may include areas out in the lake and not just near the shoreline. Multiple trips may need to be taken in each section.
Use POLARIZED SUNGLASSES to see plants growing underwater
GPS units are available from Mary and Fred Kueffer (715-462-9480) if you find invasive aquatic plants to map
At a minimum, complete your shoreline surveys by July 6th and by Labor Day. The DNR suggests that we monitor for Eurasian water-milfoil several times per season from May to October as Eurasion water-milfoil begins growing early and keeps growing late into the fall.
Look for other things that strike you as out of the ordinary: plants, snails, freshwater jellyfish, zebra mussels, etc.
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Please report to CandyRamsay@me.com (715-462-3504) the date, your volunteer hours, and findings and type of boat that you used.