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Aquatic Invasive Species Sentry Program

The Great American Canoe Festival presents the Aquatic Invasive Species Sentry Program.

Join the AIS Sentry program and learn to survey your favorite body of water and identify aquatic invasive species. Sentries will be given a field guide and training administered by Lake and St. Louis Counties to aid identification and surveying of AIS.

Identification sessions will run on Saturday, June 10 from 9am-12:30pm and include classroom and lakeside training (Semers Beach). Spread the word, not the species!

This is the first of four AIS Citizen Sentry training opportunities sponsored by WICOLA this summer.

___June 10th- Shagawa Lake (Classroom at Semer’s Park Pavilion)

___June 14th- Vermilion Lake (Classroom at Greenwood Town Hall)

___June 24th- Farm Lake (Classroom at Kawishiwi Ranger station)

___July   8th- Burntside Lake (Classroom at Listening Point Yurt

Consider participating at any of the training dates by completing the registration form; 2017-CitizenSentryRegistration-3.pdf. For all training sessions, plan to arrive at the Classroom site at 8:30 am.  A light breakfast will be served.  After classroom instruction, you will be outside for 2 hours - dress for the weather (consider sunscreen and bug spray).

After the training session at the Great American Canoe Festival, make sure to stop by the WICOLA booth as you peruse the festival.

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Also check out the schedule of events on The Great American Canoe Festival webpage:


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