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Sunday, January 28 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop. Healthy Lakes Initiative with an Emphasis on Habitat Restoration Best Practices

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Organizer: Pamela Toshner, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, pamela.toshner@wi.gov
Co-Presenters: Patrick Goggin, UW Extension, Lake Specialist; Scott Toshner, Wisconsin DNR, Fisheries Biologist

Fee: $25

Intended Audience: All Invited

Overview: Wisconsin's Healthy Lakes initiative, launched in 2013, is a statewide effort to protect  and improve lake health by increasing lakeshore property owner participation in habitat restoration and runoff and erosion control projects.  Healthy Lakes includes information and education, technical assistance, and funding for five best practices suitable for typical lakeshore properties.  The best practices include fish sticks, 350 ft2 native plantings, diversion, rock infiltration, and rain gardens.  Healthy Lakes interest continues to grow with 407 best practices being funded on 56 lakes to date, not including do-it-yourselfers.  The workshop will cover the following topics:  Healthy Lakes overview, including grant funding; social science – what makes lakeshore property owners tick and get ticked; and an emphasis on the lakeshore habitat restoration best practices fish sticks and native plantings, including science/research and technical implementation.  There should be ample discussion time.  Visit www.healthylakeswi.com to learn more.

Sunday January 28, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm CST