Clean Boats, Clean Waters workshops offered in Oneida County
Star Journal Report
The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department is offering free workshops to anyone interested in learning how to stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species. Since 2004 the Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW) watercraft inspection program has provided an opportunity for adults and youth to help keep lakes clean, healthy and enjoyable. Through CBCW, teams of volunteers, lake residents and concerned citizens have attended workshops on a variety of AIS-related topics including how to conduct watercraft inspections, and volunteered their time at local boat landings.
The free workshops will be held:
Reiter Center in Three Lakes, 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, June 5 and Newbold Town Hall, 5-7 p.m., Friday, June 7.
The workshops will feature speakers, AIS education, hands-on species identification, instruction on how to conduct watercraft inspections and collect and report any new AIS sightings, tips, tricks and skills of conversing with boaters and have an opportunity to practice before heading to the landings this summer. To register, call Oneida County Land and Water at 715-369-7835 or email Stephanie Boismenue, Oneida County AIS Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit oneidacountyais.com.