Watershed Network Gathering - Aquatic Invasive Species


Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) present new and continuing challenges to managing our water resources. How do you know they’re there? What do you do when you find them? How do you go about removing them? This Watershed Network Gathering will provide an update on state and county efforts to combat AIS and feature several local watershed groups that will share their stories of working on AIS removal and prevention.  Afterwards, there will be plenty of time to mingle and connect to find out more details about the specific projects you are interested in.


  • Sue Jones, Dane County Land and Water Resources Department
  • Jeanne Scherer, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Pete Jopke, Dane County Land and Water Resources Department 
  • Bobbi Peckarsky, Black Earth Creek Watershed Association (New Zealand Mudsnails)
  • Jim Krause, Friends of Cherokee Marsh (Phragmites)
  • Lynne Diebel, Friends of Badfish Creek (Japanese Knotweed)
  • Peter Foy, Friends of Lake Kegonsa Society (Carp)

RSVP is not necessary but is much appreciated: RSVP here



Lakes and Watershed Commission Meeting

5:00 pm

The Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission is a coordinating and advisory agency within Dane County government, established by the County Board in 1988. The Commission is charged with protecting and improving water quality, as well as the scenic, economic, recreational, and environmental value of Dane County's water resources. The Commission works with many local, regional, and state partners to complete its objectives.

Commission meetings are open to the public. Visit the Dane County Legislative Information Center website to view Commission schedules, agendas, and meeting minutes.