Free Eurasian milfoil tour of Ice Lake offered
IRON RIVER— The public is invited to a free pontoon boat tour of Ice Lake sponsored by the Iron County Lakes and Streams Partnership on Monday, Aug. 12.
Led by experts from Many Waters, a local environmental consulting firm which specializes in invasive species control, the group will observe the current situation with Eurasian watermilfoil in Ice Lake and learn how invasive species are being prevented or controlled on other local lakes.
“There are a lot of myths about invasive species so, especially if you are unfamiliar with invasive species issues, this tour is for you,” said Mike Golas of the Iron County Lakes and Streams Partnership. “It should help clarify many issues as well as introduce people to effective actions being taken in the local area to address these issues. A similar educational tour was done last year which was enthusiastically received so we decided to create a similar event.”
Meet at 1643 South Ice Lake Rd. which is the road that passes just south of the Aspirus Clinic on Ice Lake. Socializing will begin at 5 p.m. with a meal to follow. A meat dish will be provided by the Partnership but bring a side dish to share if you like and a beverage (alcohol not allowed). Tours will begin about 5:45-6 p.m. after a brief Partnership member meeting.
If rain occurs, arrangements have been made to present the information in a sheltered location. Attendees are welcome to stay and socialize after the tour. To aid in the meal planning, indicate attendance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 265-2371 and leaving a message before Aug. 10.
The Iron County Lakes and Streams Partnership is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated in 2014 which works to educate people about lake and stream water quality and the prevention and control of aquatic invasive species. With approximately 300 memberships and with access to many resources, the partnership brings a diversity of constructive views and talents to its work.