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Aquatic Plant Identification Trainings held in June

By CPTPComm | 9:43 AM, 04/30/2019

Photo by Tim Campbell

Experts Susan Knight of UW-Trout Lake Station, Paul Skawinski from UW-Extension Lakes, and Ali Mikulyuk and Michelle Nault from the Wisconsin DNR will introduce you to the many groups of aquatic plants that call Wisconsin lakes home, and teach you how to distinguish between the various species. 

Training sessions will help participants:

  • Understand the ecological role of aquatic plants in Wisconsin's water bodies
  • Learn how to distinguish the many species of aquatic plants that exist in Wisconsin
  • Learn about various aquatic habitats and which species like to grow there

Your $25 registration fee includes training and a lunch. This does not include lodging.

Trainings are offered four time in June. Two trainings at both a Southern and Northern location.  
June 11th OR June 12th at Green Lake Town Square in Green Lake, Wisconsin
June 25-26th OR June 26-27th at Kemp Natural Resources Station in Woodruff, Wisconsin

New this year will be the option to take an "Aquatic Plant Taxonomic Assurance" exam at the end of the workshop. Passing this hands-on exam will add your name to a list of assured service providers published on the University of Wisconsin website. Starting in December of 2020, use of assured service providers will be encouraged by DNR grant funding programs.

While registering, participants have the option to purchase the Through the Looking Glass, 2nd Edition field guide for $20 during registration which will be delivered to you at your workshop. Aquatic Plants of the Upper Midwest, 3rd Edition is currently out of stock. This book is being reprinted in a new printing format (same edition) this spring and may be available for sale at the workshop.

Register at https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Pages/programs/training/plantID.aspx