Join nearly 200 other river rats at one of 20 rendezvous sites around Wisconsin on September 13 (Rain Date September 14) to help search for invasive species, including escaped and released aquarium and water garden plants that could choke our rivers and streams if gone undetected.  The 150+ monitoring sites will vary from public parks on large rivers to small culverts on country roads spanning small trout streams.  At some sites friendly waters will beg you to wade in to get a better look while at other sites volunteers will be asked to simply look from the safety of the shore with binoculars and rakes. Whether you are comfortable wading into a river or not, there is a site for you. The Snapshot Day will begin at 9am at a local rendezvous site for a short training, along with their information packet and directions to their site(s). The day will end around 1-2pm when volunteers return to the rendezvous site and submit their findings.

There will be three rendezvous sites in Bayfield and Douglas Counties:

1)      Barnes Town Hall; Hosted by Carrie Sanda, St. Croix/Eau Claire Headwaters Watershed Coordinator, 715-394-8525

2)      Drummond Town Hall;  Hosted by Jeremy Bates, Bayfield County AIS Coordinator, 715-373-6167

3)      Lake Nebagamon Auditorium; Hosted by Farrah Wirtz, Douglas County AIS Coordinator, 715-394-8334

Want to be a part of this awesome event?  Go to to register and learn more. If you have any questions about the event, feel free to contact the local coordinator who’s rendezvous site is closest to you.