The Wisconsin Invasive Species Council has awarded Friends of the Eau Claire Lakes Area, along with the Town of Barnes AIS Committee, the 2017 Invader Crusader Award.
This award is for outstanding volunteer efforts in the battle against invasive species. The award is given to a small number of people or organizations based upon their commitment to stopping the spread of invasive species through education, on-the-ground management and control, or research.
The Friends of the Eau Clarie Lakes Area received this award because of the efforts of many of our members who volunteer at landings for Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW), and act as shoreline or water quality monitors. In addition, our members and organization have provided funding for paid CBCW inspectors and for AIS clean-up efforts in the Eau Claire Lakes Area.
Our members and everyone in our organization are to be congratulated on this award.