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GLIN==> Purple Loosestrife Survey Volunteers Needed!

Wetland Colleagues,
Wisconsin Wetlands Association (WWA), in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, county conservationists, UW Extension and various other organizations, is seeking CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS to participate in a purple loosestrife survey of all Wisconsin Great Lakes counties this summer. 
We have organized orientation and training sessions throughout the region for citizens interested in surveying our coastal counties for the invasive wetland plant, purple loosestrife.  This activity is open to people of all ages.  The data that volunteers gather will be useful in identifying infestations of this invasive species, and will be posted in an Internet-accessible GIS at www.glifwc-maps.org, the web site of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, one of our collaborators.  The DNR will use the information for building its volunteer biological control program for purple loosestrife that includes releasing a loosestrife-eating beetle into target areas.
Please forward this message and the following schedule to your networks. More information about the survey is posted at our web-site: www.wiscwetlands.org.
Individuals interested in the surveys can contact Derek Strohl at (608) 250-9971 or derek@wiscwetlands.org .  Thank you for your help in getting the word out.
Purple Loosestrife Volunteer Training Workshops
[A brief presentation and slide show will preface the sign-up.  Refreshments will be served!!]
Kenosha County
Bristol, Monday `July 8, 7:30 PM, Pringle Nature Center
Racine County
Racine, Tuesday July 9, 7:30 PM, Riverbend Nature Center
Milwaukee County
Milwaukee, Wednesday July 10, 7:00 PM, Urban Ecology Center
Ozaukee County
Saukville, Tuesday July 9, 5:30 PM, UW-Milwaukee Field Station
Sheboygan County
Sheboygan Falls, Tuesday July 16, 7:00 PM, Agriculture Office
Manitowoc County
Manitowoc, Thursday July 18, 7:00 PM, County Office Complex
Kewaunee County
Kewaunee, Thursday July 11, 7:30 PM, Dana Farm Ski Chalet
Brown County
Green Bay, Wednesday July 10, 5:00 PM, Brown County Extension Building
Door County
Sturgeon Bay, Wednesday July 17, 8:00 PM, Courthouse
Egg Harbor, Thursday July 18, 8:00 PM, Egg Harbor Public Library
Oconto County
Peshtigo, Friday July 26, 7:30 PM, DNR Service Center
Marinette County
Crivitz, Saturday July 27, 9:00 AM, Village Hall
Douglas County
Superior, Monday July 22, 6:30 PM, Courthouse
Solon Springs, Tuesday July 30, 6:30 PM, Community Center
Bayfield County
Cable, Tuesday July 23, 5:30 PM, Community Center
Ashland, Tuesday July 23, 7:30 PM, Northern Great Lakes Visitors' Center
Wisconsin Wetlands Association
222 S. Hamilton St., Ste. 1
Madison, WI  53703
(608) 250-9971