Twenty two events welcomed 105 participants who monitored 128 sites for aquatic invasive species.
Volunteers found 103 reports of 17 different species of aquatic invaders, including 24 new populations reported. The top three most common reports were of purple loosestrife, Eurasian watermilfoil and curly leaf pondweed.
Thank you to all of the volunteers and site coordinators for making the 8th annual Snapshot Day so successful!
The next Snapshot Day will be on August 20, 2022.
About Snapshot Day
Snapshot Day is Wisconsin’s largest community science event for monitoring aquatic invasive species and contributes a huge amount of data for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources database.
The event has led to the early detection of new invasive species or new waterbodies impacted, and has helped to inform future management plans. This event is made possible by a partnership among River Alliance of Wisconsin, Wisconsin DNR, UW Extension, and dozens of local partners that help to host sites across the state.