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Contest To Promote AIS Awareness
The Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Department and Lumberjack RC&D has opened the 2nd Annual Oneida County Area Aquatic Invasive Species Photo and Poster Contest. Area second through twelfth grade students are eligible to participate.
Oneida County AIS Coordinator Michele Sadauskas says the goal is to educate students about aquatic invasive species....
"....we have just released the brochure and information here. We're looking to get students in second through twelfth grade to work on some AIS artwork, and if there's a photographer out there, we would love to see your photography to work into the contest...."
The theme is "Remove It Or Lose It". Sadauskas says the contest will run until May and is designed to fit into the curriculum of area schools....
"....our local libraries, whether it's Rhinelander, Three Lakes, Minocqua and the Antigo libraries are drop off points. If you have questions you can go to our blogsite at oneidacountyais.com and we have all the rules and information that you need..."
One factoid about the impact of Aquatic Invasives finds
Squash Lake property owners spending $15,000 for scuba divers to hand harvest Eurasian water-milfoil each summer.