Waukesha County recruits volunteers for aquatic conservation project

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Waukesha County Parks and Land Use is seeking volunteers to participate in the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" project, a statewide effort dedicated to preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species and fish diseases.

Free training sessions will be offered in May, teaching volunteers how to inspect boat launches for invasive species.

Amanda Schmitz, AIS Coordinator for Washington and Waukesha Counties, emphasized the importance of volunteering to protect local water resources in a press release that announced the training.

Volunteer inspectors will be responsible for checking boats and trailers, distributing educational materials and reporting new infestations.

Upcoming training sessions include a virtual event on May 4 from 2 - 4 p.m., with sign up being required, plus an in-person session on May 17 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha, where walk-ins are welcome.

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