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Concurrent Sessions 5 
40 minutes

April 26, 2014
8:00 - 8:40 am

Agenda subject to change.


Plants and Animals

Yummy Plants Found Along Wisconsin Lakeshores and Easy Recipes for their Gastronomical Enjoyment

Saturday, 8:00 - 8:40 am

Quita will provide background information and identification tips for finding and eating the following types of plants found along our lakeshores: fiddleheads / ferns; onions; greens; nuts; starches; pollen; berries; and herbs/flowers. Patrick will share assorted recipes that utilize each plant including sautéed fiddleheads, braised leeks, garlic mustard pesto, hazelnut spread, mashed Jerusalem artichokes/duck potatoes, homemade berry jam, and violet adorned chocolate torte with ganache. Bon appetite!
Mariquita SheehanQuita is a Lake Conservation Specialist with the Vilas County LWCD. She has an extensive background working as a field botanist and ecologist around the state. Quita performs assorted educational outreach related to lake management and ecology, including technical assistance for lakeshore restoration projects., Vilas County LWCD 
Patrick Goggin Patrick works for the UW-Extension Lakes team out of UW-Stevens Point, assisting the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership with educational programming, materials, and trainings around assorted lake themes. He too has an extensive background as a botanist and ecologist, and works on the side as a caterer playing around with local foods and recipes. , UW-Extension Lakes/Wisconsin Lakes Partnership

Presentation: Yummy Plants Found Along Wisconsin Lakeshores

Fiddlehead fact sheet from University of Maine Extension​

People and Lakes

Getting a “Win” for Your Lake

Saturday, 8:00 - 8:40 am

Giving voice to the issues facing your lake is an important role for lake associations. If you, through your group, don't speak up for your water, who will? But it's not just whether or not to advocate; it is how. Good advocacy builds relationships and doesn't burn bridges and involves the right doses, at the right time, of both honey and vinegar. During this session, you will learn how water groups have engaged policy makers, business owners, agency staff and other citizen organizations to protect their waters​.
Allison Werner A native of Racine, Allison joined the River Alliance in April 2006 with an extensive background in watershed advocacy and environmental education. Allison travels around the state to provide training and support to the local river and watershed groups that work tirelessly to protect the waters of Wisconsin. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biological Aspects of Conservation and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, both from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. , River Alliance of Wisconsin 
Matt Krueger Matt joined the River Alliance team in 2008. He directs the River Restoration Programspecifically the Wisconsin River Initiativeworking to support citizen advocacy groups in the Wisconsin River basin that have organized to reduce the impacts of polluted runoff and improve water quality. He received his Master of Science in Water Resources Management from the Nelson Institute of University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2009. , River Alliance of Wisconsin

Presentation: Getting A "Win" for Your Lake

People and Lakes

Lake Ecology Education Project: Partnering Schools & Lake Associations

Saturday, 8:00 - 8:40 am

The Lake Ecology Education Project (LEEP) was developed by the Eau Claire Lakes Area Property Owner’s Association (Barnes, WI) in 2009 to support local educators in promoting appreciation and educational values of Wisconsin lakes. By partnering with Drummond Middle School, lake volunteers, and conservation professionals they are able to provide middle school students experiential education both in the classroom and on the lake.  The program is implemented in both fall and spring terms.  Learning activities include: critical habitat, water quality, aquatic plants, invasive species, aquatic insects, canoe safety, shoreline restoration and reforestation, food webs, a tree lab, and eco-scavenger hunt.
Cris Neff, Eau Claire Lakes POA
John Kudas, Potawatomi Lakes POA
Jeremy Bates, Bayfield County

People and Lakes​

Lake Association 101: How to Operate a Healthy Lake Association 

Saturday, 8:00 - 8:40 am

Are you curious about how to start or revive a lake association?  Have questions about the proper operations of an association?  Do you have trouble keeping volunteers because of limited membership?  Let's get your association on the right track to thrive.  This session will provide information about how healthy lake associations function and we'll get to the bottom of your questions.
Carolyn SchollCarolyn Scholl is the County Conservationist for the Vilas County Land and Water Conservation Department. In her professional capacity within county government, she works with representatives of over 100 lake organizations, and coordinates with local students, educators, private landowners and other natural resource professionals in providing a variety of conservation and stewardship programming. Carolyn brings 17+ years of natural resource management background to her position as Vilas County Conservationist. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in general biology at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and pursued a Master’s Degree in water resource science at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. Her professional background includes limnology research, fisheries management, aquatic plant management and the development of protocol to protect ecologically sensitive areas in lakes for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, surface water research for The Center for Water and the Environment in Duluth, MN, and technical / field assistance for the St. Croix priority watershed project in northwestern Wisconsin. , Vilas County LWCD

Presentation: Lake Organizations 101

Aquatic Invasive Species

AIS Compliance and Boater Behaviors

Working with Conservation Wardens to Prevent the Spread of AIS in Northeast Wisconsin

Saturday, 8:00 - 8:20 am

During the last few years, relationships between Conservation Wardens and the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Staff in Northeast (NE) Wisconsin have been growing. 2013 was a particularly good summer for collaborative efforts.  In this presentation, some of the strategies currently being used by the NE Regions AIS team (which includes Conservation Wardens) to further compliance with the regulations and prevent the spread of AIS will be shared​.
Byron GoetschByron Goetsch currently serves as the Regional Conservation Warden Supervisor with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. In this position, Byron is responsible for and leads the conservation law enforcement program for the 16 Counties of Northeast WI. Byron has been a full time Conservation Warden since 1985, serving as a Field Conservation Warden, Field Training Officer, Warden Supervisor, and Regional Warden. Prior to that, Byron worked for the Department as a Fire Control Assistant and Deputy Conservation Warden. Byron is a Graduate of Northwestern Universitys School of Police Staff & Command and has received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Wildlife Management & Biology with a minor in Environmental Law Enforcement from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. His wife Denise is a Senior Project Manager with Skyline Technologies in Green Bay and together have 2 sons, Ryan and Eric, who are students at Iowa State University and the University of North Dakota. When off duty, Byron enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, biking, golf, and Green Bay Packer football., Wisconsin DNR
Diane SchauerDiane Schauer has been the AIS Coordinator for Calumet County since 2008. Diane is currently on the Board of Directors for the Winnebago Lakes Council, Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, the Invasive Plant Association of Wisconsin and on the Steering Team for the development of the Lakeshore Invasive Species Management Area. , Calumet County

Dane County Aquatic Invasive Species Removal Stations

Saturday, 8:20 - 8:40 am

Partners across WI are finding creative ways to encourage boaters to take AIS prevention steps at the landings. Come learn how these stations are helping boaters reach even further to stop the spread of AIS along the Madison chain and find out if this approach might work in your area!
Pete JopkePete has spent the last 22 years working on water resource related issues in Wisconsin. Petes primary responsibilities with Dane County include stream and lake management policy and monitoring and coordinating both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species programs for the county. , Dane County
Christal CampbellChristal Campbell is an Aquatic Invasive Species Education Specialist with the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources and University of Wisconsin Extension. She works with citizens and statewide partners on AIS outreach and education efforts with a focus on stopping the spread of AIS through prevention., UW-Extension/Wisconsin DNR​

Lake Science

Lake Science 101: Basics of a Lake

Saturday, 8:00 - 8:40 am

Session description coming soon.
Buzz Sorge, Wisconsin DNR

Presentation: Lake Science 101

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