Long Lake Receives AIS Grant

The Long Lake Preservation Association (LLPA) is happy to report that they have been awarded a three-year $113,000 Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) grant to spray Long and Tittle lakes for targeted invasive species. In 2002 Curly-leaf Pondweed and Eurasian Water-milfoil were identified by the Wisconsin DNR in our two lakes. These weeds start growing very early in the spring, spread very fast, and float on the surface creating navigation problems and choking out the desirable native weeds, which are required for good fish habitat. With this grant, the targeted weed will be eliminated by a licensed contractor under strict DNR guidelines. The native weeds will not be affected by the spray.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Grant Program operates under a reimbursement system. The grant money represents a partnership between the DNR and the LLPA which must raise funds before any DNR reimbursements will be disbursed. The DNR will reimburse the organization 75% of the total project expenditures. Projects must be performed over a three year period. The LLPA will now map out a plan to raise $50,000 a year for three years and picking a contractor to complete the required treatment.

On June 5th, 2014 the Association applied for and received a Grant Agreement Cost Amendment which increased the total project Cost from $150,704 to $160,769. This amendment will allow the Association to continue with treatment through the summer of 2014.

On March 26th, 2015 the Association applied for and received a new grant in the amount of $81,746 for AIS monitoring and control through 2019. Click here for the news release.

View our Grant History

The Long Lake Preservation Association was organized in 2007 to enhance, preserve and protect the quality of Long and Tittle lakes including the north and south channels for future generations through effective environmental and education policies. The association is funded by its members and additional fund raising events.

The Association membership is open to anyone interested in the health of Long and Tittle Lake's so that it can be enjoyed for future generations. If you are not a current member, now is the time to join in their efforts to control the invasive weeds the lakes. If you would like to learn more or join the LLPA, please check out their web site at www.longlakepreservation.org. You may also contact Tom Hinchliffe at 414-533-8725

 

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