Updated: Nov 18, 2019
UPDATE: Here is a link to the meeting summary PDF: CLICK HERE
(Original story from Waukesha County's AIS Newsletter: READ FULL STORY Here)
Waukesha County AIS is holding a public informational meeting about starry stonewart on October 12th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Delafield Town Hall: W302N1254 Maple Avenue, Delafield, WI 53018.
So far, in 2019, three lakes in Waukesha County are now confirmed to have starry stonewort: Pewaukee, Lower Nemahbin, and Okauchee.
On Pewaukee Lake, the starry stonewort was found at the public access in Naga-Waukee County Park by a volunteer participating in the AIS Snapshot Day on August 17th. On Lower Nemahbin, the starry stonewort was found by the public access by a citizen lake monitor (the same gentleman who found it in Pewaukee on Snapshot Day). In Okauchee, the starry stonewort was found by a private consultant. All specimens have been verified and confirmed to be starry stonewort.
The Town of Delafield has requested that in place of payment for the venue that all attendees bring an item to donate to the local food pantry. The following items have been requested: Canned soups, canned vegetables, canned meat, canned fruit.
If the main parking lot fills up, there will be secondary parking by the skateboard park. The meeting is primarily for the residents of the Nemahbin Lakes, Pewaukee Lake, and Okauchee Lake, but all are welcome to attend. There will be a presentation going over the ecology and identification of starry stonewort, as well as current control efforts, results, and what the next steps are in regards to the management of this species.