Aquatic Invasive Species Meeting : Feb. 22, 2024

Turtle Flambeau Flowage Trude Lake Property Owners Association

Aquatic Invasive Species Meeting
Location: Mercer Haines Meeting Room-Town Hall

February 22nd , 2024


9:00 Introductions

9:10 Eurasian water milfoil -natural history, ecology, and status -Zach Wilson

9:45 Funding sources for management (Surface Water Grants)-Alex Selle

10:00 Fisheries management in relation to nutrient loading and plant growth-Zach Lawson

10:30 Discussion on EWM management/ Monitoring/ Research

12:00 End

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