Support ISCCW with Amazon Smile

  AmazonSmile offers the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference? When you shop AmazonSmile and select Invasive Species Control Coalition of Watersmeet as your charity of choice, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to our organization every time you shop.…

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ISCCW Welcomes New Community Educator

Please join Watersmeet Lakeguards (ISCCW) as we warmly welcome our new educator, Michelle Kanipes. Michelle’s role as ISCCW community educator aligns perfectly with her background as a professional educator. Michelle served as Principal, Curriculum and Instruction Director, and Athletic Director for the Washington Island School District in Door County, Wisconsin; she was the Principal in Ironwood, Michigan as…

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Locals Take Part in Native Plant Sale

The ISCCW partnered with Designed by Nature, a Marquette, MI area greenhouse/nursery that specializes in a supervised process of propagating seeds, divisions and/or cuttings of native Upper Peninsula plants, grasses, wildflowers and inland lake plants for landscaping and habitat creation. These local genotypes are pesticide free perennials, self-seeding annuals and biennials that Designs by Nature:…

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Successful Plein Air Event at Moon Lake

ISCCW and Iron Co Lakes & Streams Partnership has collaborated with LOLA (Land O’Lakes Arts) to provide a plein air (outdoor) oil painting workshop for ten very interested participants. The event took place on Tuesday, August 17th from 8:00 am to Noon at the Moon Lake boat landing. Easels, paint, brushes, and canvas were provided…

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Successful ISCCW Birding Event

Hello Birders! Thanks for attending the ISCCW Birding event with John Bates and his lovely wife, Mary Burns. You were a brave bunch as we faced the onslaught of skeeters on a beautiful Sunday morning at Imp Lake! And a big thanks to John and Mary for sharing their vast wealth of knowledge with us.…

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Zebra Mussels Found on Used Dock – ISCCW to the Rescue

ISCCW helped a lakefront owner this week with sanitizing a dock that was purchased second hand. He found that it was infested with zebra mussels. Though the dock had been on dry land for a year, he realized it was unsatisfactory to place it in the water. His time spent getting to know the AIS…

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The Ice was out. We were there.

The washing of boats and trailers as they file through Watersmeet area public and private boat landings is one of the cornerstones of the ISCCW-Watersmeet Lakeguards.  Much of our non-profit funds go towards the purchase and maintenance of the power washing machines and the manpower that prevent the spreading of invasives into area lakes. The…

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