CLEAN WATER

In Wisconsin, water is an essential part of our natural heritage.  Our lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater provide us with clean water to drink, diverse habitats for fish and wildlife, places to fish and swim, vibrant economic opportunities, and a beautiful landscape.

Our Clean Water programs focus on:

  • Landscape scale solutions.

  • The prevention and control of invasive species.

  • Creating awareness of the importance of our groundwater resources.

Current Clean Water Projects

Aquatic Invasive Species Education and Prevention 

With support from the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, Glacierland is conducting a county-wide aquatic invasive species outreach programs in Manitowoc county.  The program coordinator educates municipal staff, lake associations, boaters and the general public on AIS issues as well as monitoring populations.

Clean Boats Clean Waters Program

A Clean Boats, Clean Water program is conducted by Glacierland’s boat inspectors and volunteers each boating season. 

Aquatic Invasive Species Control

Glacierland partnered with Ozaukee County Land & Water Dept. to map the presence of phragmites and Japanese knotweed across the county. The mapping provided the basis for efforts to control non-native Phragmites on private and public lands and Japanese knotweed control in road right of ways across the county.  This work will help maintain the integrity of the water resources in Ozaukee County by preventing the spread of these invasive species, and is an expansion of control efforts in adjacent counties.  You can watch a webinar explaining the project as well as highlights of the grazing technical assistance being provided in Ozaukee County.  

An additional partnership with Fond du Lac County will continue our work to control phragmites in the county. 

Aquatic Invasive Species Mapping

Glacierland RC&D is working with Fond du Lac County to map the presences of Japanese knotweed, phragmites, and teasel. Data collected is being used as the basis for an AIS control for a large scale population management program.

Lakeshore Invasive Species Management Area (LISMA)

LISMA is a cooperative weed management area formed by partnerships between stakeholders in Calumet, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, and Manitowoc counties. LISMA coordination and a control project at Woodland Dunes Nature Center in Manitowoc County funded by the Forest Service is underway. Private landowners within the LISMA area are encouraged to contact Glacierland with project ideas (jake.divine@glacierlandrcd.org). Please see our tab at the top of our website for more information about LISMA. 

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