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Snapshot Day set for Saturday

For the sixth year in a row, a statewide search for aquatic invasive species will be taking place on August 17, 2019.

It is known as Snapshot Day, which is a cooperative effort between the Wisconsin DNR, the River Alliance of Wisconsin, UW-Extension, and over 20 other partners across the state.

The event will have people gather at designated locations in 26 counties and look for signs of non-native plants and animals that pose a threat to Wisconsin's waterways and wildlife.  The information collected will be used by the DNR to determine future monitoring and response efforts.

Each event will begin with training for volunteers on what to look for, then heading out to the waterways to conduct the search.  People can use binoculars to look from a distance, or wade in the water to gather samples.

Waukesha County is one of the counties taking part.  Volunteers will gather at Retzer Nature Center at 8:30 for training, then split up to go to five monitoring locations.  They include the Mukwonago River in Mukwonago, the Bark River in Oconomowoc and Hartland, Pebble Creek in Waukesha, and the Menomonee River in Menomonee Falls.

Other events will originate at the following locations across Wisconsin:

Ashland – Ashland County
Baileys Harbor – Door County
Belleville – Dane County
Bristol – Kenosha County
Chilton – Calumet County
Cudahy – Milwaukee County
Eau Claire – Eau Claire County
Fond du Lac – Fond du Lac County
Green Bay – Brown County
Lake Tomahawk – Oneida County
Madison – Dane County
Manitowoc – Manitowoc County
Medford – Taylor County
Menasha – Winnebago County
Montello – Marquette County
Oshkosh – Winnebago County
Shawano – Shawano County
Sheboygan – Sheboygan County
Siren – Burnett County
Solon Springs – Douglas County
St Croix Falls – Polk County
Summit Lake Area – Langlade County
Suring – Oconto County
West Bend – Washington County
Winneconne – Winnebago County
Wisconsin Dells – Juneau County 

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