Invasive Species Control Coalition of Watersmeet
To assure that waterways and lands in Watersmeet Township, State of Michigan, are environmentally sound, free of invasive species, and suitable for a variety of recreational uses for the benefit of residents of the community at large.
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Would you like an adhesive backed waterproof measuring tape to mount to your boat or fish cleaning station? This 40” ruler is great for measuring your catch. Click here to see a sample and to find a local distributor.
Ottawa Botanist, Ian Shackleford, Receives National Award.
Bring Your Weeds - View instructions on how to get help with the identification of local invasives.
Public Service Announcement - Have you heard our public service announcement on the radio? Click here to learn about prevention efforts boaters can take to limit the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS).
Video showing Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) Infestation - View a video of an infestation of EWM in an area lake.
ISCCW Historical Information - Read about the history of ISCCW and its accomplishments.
Recent Articles / Videos
ISCCW Overview A video detailing the work being accomplished to keep our Michigan lakes clear of invasive species. April, 2021
Aquatic invasive species not only survives Michigan Winters, it thrives under the ice Study to understand effects of winter on inasive species. Beth Clawson, Michigan University State Extension - 1/19/2017
Michigan Democrat Co-sponsors Stephanik Invasive Species Stamp Legislation A resolution was introduced May 25 to direct the U.S. Postal Service to offer a premium postage stamp that would raise awareness and funding for control of invasive species. Maury Thompson, The Post Star - July 15, 2016
WMU rents goats to munch away on invasive species A four-footed landscape crew from Munchers on Hooves has been at work this week eating their way through invasive plants on campus woodlots at Western Michigan University. Kathy Jennings of Second Wave - July 14, 2016
Michigan hit with new invasive species Michigan rivers and streams face new threats in the form of two invasive species. Jim Lynch, Detroit News - September 3, 2015
Stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species in Michigan Since mid-May, two MSU students, along with Jo Latimore, outreach specialist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, have traveled to lakes throughout Michigan to focus on stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species. Katie Stiefel, MSU Today - August 4, 2014
DNR says fish kills common following winter's extreme conditions After the heavy ice and snow cover melts on Michigan's lakes in early spring, it may be common to discover dead fish or other aquatic creatures. MI DNR - March 28, 2014
Monitoring Confirms That Boaters, Not Ducks, Moving Aquatic Invasive Species Around None of the wilderness lakes surveyed had any invasive species present. WI DNR – March 5, 2013
New AIS Videos are now available

Short, informative videos regarding AIS have been released by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Free Public Service Announcement Series. June, 2012
Aquatic Invasive Species Update
Prepared by Sarah LeSage, Aquatic Biologist and Aquatic Species Program Coordinator. October, 2011
Glacier National Park Managers Get Aggressive in Their Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)
Glacier National Park managers have adopted an aggressive boat inspection and permit program in their efforts to control the unintentional introduction of AIS to area waters. The consequences of an AIS infestation in park waters could be devastating to ecosystems and the local economy.
National Park Service, Dept. of Interior, May 18, 2011
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