invasive species have been repeatedly introduced to these
lakes -- carp, zebra mussels, Eurasian water milfoil,
and others -- and hundreds of potential aquatic invasive
species inhabit the Great Lakes, a short distance downstream
or via trailer.
Lakes Council has embarked on a major project to improve
education, prevention, and planning for management and
control of aquatic invasive species in the Winnebago
Pool. In April 2006, a $75,000 Wisconsin Aquatic Invasive
Species Control Grant was awarded by the DNR to the
Winnebago County UW- Extension for work to be carried
out by the Council and UW-Oshkosh. In 2009, a second grant was awarded to the Council to continue these efforts.
project activities include: