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​​Wednesday All Day Workshops

April 10, 2019 ~ 9:00 am-12:00 pm (break) 1:00-4:00 pm

Pre-registration required to attend.
Agenda subject to change.

Beyond Free Fishing Weekend - More Than Just a Weekend! (Limit: 25) - Wednesday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm


Since the late 1980s, Free Fishing Weekend events have been held across Wisconsin to coax people to the water’s edge without getting soaked for a license. At this workshop, you’ll learn how your lake association can use this weekend as a launch pad to invite people of all ages to discover the fish that live in the lakes they love. Participants will receive tools to engage lake association members with their local fisheries, brush up on basic fishing skills during hands-on activities, and become certified to lead community learn-to-fish programs that target adults.

Presenter: Theresa Stabo, Natural Resource Educator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Training & Website Construction (Limit: 12) (Additional Fee $50) - Wednesday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm


Ready to join the WordPress network of lake organization websites? Attend this all day workshop to begin the process of building your new site! Combining classroom-style instruction with hands on work with trained advisers, you'll leave knowing how to create and edit pages and be well on the way to being ready to launch a site on the network. The registration fee includes membership in Lakekit for all of 2019 (new and returning members).  

Ken Justiniano, Northern Graphics OPS
Larry Bresina, Webmaster, Polk County Association of Lakes and Rivers
Karen Reynolds, President, Gilbert Lake Advancement Association

Water Action Volunteer Introductory Monitoring Training (Limit: 12) - Wednesday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm


This session will cover the “Baseline Monitoring” methods for citizen stream monitoring with the Water Action Volunteers (WAV) program. This will be a slightly improvised version of our usual 6-hour field training, covering stream temperature, transparency, dissolved oxygen, biotic index, flow and habitat.  We WILL go to the stream unless the weather is terribly uncooperative – so dress appropriately and bring hip boots or waders if you have them. All other equipment will be provided for the training and available for loan so that all attendees will leave the session ready to be an active WAV monitor for the 2019 season.

Presenter: Peggy Compton, Natural Resources Educator and Water Action Volunteers Program Director, Extension


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