USRWA Receives Aquatic Invasive Species Grant from WDNR

Upper Sugar River Watershed Association was awarded an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Control Grant for our application to implement our published five-year AIS strategic plan, which can be found here.  This grant falls under the Education, Prevention and Planning sector provided by the WDNR.

Through this funding, USRWA plans to do the following:

– Install and maintain two wader wash stations to prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails

– Educate and train volunteers in monitoring for New Zealand mudsnails and use kick-net sampling for NZM in four locations in the Upper Sugar River Watershed

– Monitor 10 new sites for invasive species in partnership with Project RED

– Work with Mt. Horeb High School to biologically control Purple Loosestrife in the Lake Belle View area

– Control Phragmites along Badger Mill Creek

This work will build off of what USRWA has already been doing to fight the spread of AIS in the watershed.  Go to to learn more about USRWA’s current and past efforts, or contact Wade Moder at

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