IRON RIVER—The annual meeting of the Iron County Watershed Coalition (ICWC) will be held on Monday, April 2, at 1 p.m. at the West Iron District Library.
Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting, enjoy refreshments and hear the guest speaker, Ian Shackleford.
Shackleford will discuss aquatic invasive species in Iron County including Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussel.
He will review past work by local lake associations, the Iron County Conservation District and the U.S. Forest Service.
Shackleford is a botanist with the U.S. Forest Service based in Ironwood.
He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in botany and has been working on the Ottawa National Forest since 2001.
His responsibilities include management of non-native invasive plants, which threaten the forest health and recreation in the Northwoods.
The Iron County Watershed Coalition is a non-profit group whose purpose is to organize into a collective and cohesive unit all persons and groups who have any interest in the watersheds of Iron County, to protect the natural state of the watersheds of Iron County, to preserve and foster their great natural beauty, and to keep them free from all artificial and unnatural practices which may threaten them; to gather and disseminate information which may touch and concern the watersheds of Iron County; to educate the public as a whole concerning the problems which may confront the watersheds of Iron County, and the possible solutions to those problems; and to work with and assist in any way possible all governmental agencies which share the same goals as this organization.
The group welcomes new members from all watersheds in Iron County.