|Clean Boats, Clean Waters Volunteer Leader Training Program in Monroe County
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:00 am
Knabusch Math & Science Center, 6670 Edgewater Street, Monroe, MI 48162
The charge for this grant-funded event is $10 per person (a $50/person value). Advance registration is required. Registration Form
Michigan Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW) Flier
The Monroe Conservation District and Western Lake Erie Cluster is sponsoring a Michigan Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW) leader trainings in Monroe County. CBCW Volunteer Hero Leader training is a great opportunity for community groups of all types looking to become involved in invasive species education and outreach. This includes fishing clubs, paddling clubs, Friends of river groups, Parks and Recreation staff, and students interested in environmental stewardship.
In Michigan is unlawful to put any watercraft and carrying trailer into a body of water if there is visible vegetation clinging to it. Michigan Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW) program volunteers make a big difference at local lakes by helping to prevent the spread of unwanted aquatic hitchhikers on boats, trailers, sporting equipment, and other watercraft. CBCW hero leaders help in the effort to fight aquatic hitchhikers through recruitment and training local volunteers. Some of the problem inland lake invasives include Eurasian water milfoil, curly leaf pondweed, zebra mussel, spiny water flea, rusty crayfish, and more. Volunteer involvement that targets boater education helps to curb the spread of aquatic invasive species during watercraft recreation activities.
CBCW trainings provided through a collaboration with Michigan Lake and Stream Associations and Michigan State University Extension. They are also available free on the CBCW website. Just click on the button that says, "Join the fight.” This live trainings is sponsored by the This program is being sponsored by the Western Lake Erie Cluster and the Monroe Conservation District with funding provided by the Monroe County Environmental Fund.
Board meeting schedule:
The second Tuesday of each month
November – March 6:00 p.m.
April – October 7:00 p.m.
Held at the USDA Service Center
1137 South Telegraph Road, Monroe, MI