SLA board members Stephanie Boismenue and Marj Mehring have been selected “Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (CLMN) Superstars” for their Squash Lake volunteerism. Their efforts and accomplishments are detailed in Lake Tides, the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership newsletter: http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/laketides/vol38-1/LTwinter2013web.pdf (see page 5)
Mehring and Boismenue recently attended the Wisconsin Lakes Convention in Green Bay where Mehring was cited for 25 years of citizen lake monitoring. Her Squash Lake water quality data can be viewed on the DNR web site: http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/CLMN/Station.aspx?station=8128
Boismenue was a convention presenter and her topic “Citizens Response to AIS Discoveries: Pulling Together to Get to the Root of the Problem” prompted much interest and discussion about Squash Lake’s hand-harvesting project. (Boismenue is the Volunteer AIS Coordinator and EWM Hand-Harvesting Project Coordinator for the Squash Lake Association.)
Boismenue and Mehring also presented “EWM: Getting to the Root of the Problem,” a detailed walk-through of the Squash Lake Association’s AIS hand-harvesting efforts and resulting successes. To see their poster presentation:
For over thirty years The Wisconsin Lakes Convention has been an annual gathering of lake stewards, lake leaders, lake professionals, and the members of the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership for the purpose of sharing research, management options and educational strategies.