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Waukesha County recently announced the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has approved a three-year grant aimed to prevent or slow the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in county lakes and streams.

The grant will fund public invasive species education and identification programs through 2019 in order to protect and improve local water quality, recreational opportunitiesĀ and shoreline property values.

The grant will help fund a full-time AIS coordinator position shared with Washington County, as well as a full-time AIS intern during the peak summer season at local boat launches, where much of the education work happens.

Community members who see suspect species of plants or animals in local waters can contact Brad Steckart, 262-355-4806 or bradley.steckart@co.washington.wi.us.

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