WATERSMEETS LAKEGUARDS
Invasive Species Control Coalition of Watersmeet
OUR  MISSION
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
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
Wisconsin Conducting Long-term EWM Study
Research scientists in Wisconsin have surveyed 92 EWM lakes to document EWM populations over time.EWM Research Fact Sheet, WI DNR Pub. SS-1074 2010
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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