Aquatic Invasive Species Snapshot Day 2022

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August 20

Join the statewide search for aquatic invasive species!

Snapshot Day is a statewide, one-day event connecting volunteers, water lovers, and local groups in a search for aquatic invasive species (AIS). You can help protect Wisconsin’s rivers, lakes, and wetlands from these invasive plants and animals that negatively impact habitat, wildlife, recreation and health. This event is coordinated in partnership with UW-Madison Division of Extension, River Alliance of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, local partners, and YOU!

Volunteers will look for invasive species at critical monitoring sites, and potential invasive species will be verified and cataloged with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to guide species control and conservation management plans.  No experience is necessary and training is provided virtually prior to the event.

This is event is recommended for ages 8 and up; minors must be accompanied by an adult.

An Overview of Snapshot Day

This video provides an overview what to expect when participating as a Snapshot Day Volunteer!


Virtual Volunteer Training

A virtual volunteer training will take place in August for volunteers to learn the Snapshot Day protocols. The training will be recorded and made available for those unable to attend live.

Schedule – Day Of

8:30 AM    –   9:00 AM     Sign in at your Snapshot Day location and receive monitoring site assignments.

9:00 AM    –   9:30 AM     Brief training tailored to your monitoring sites.

9:30 AM    – 11:30 AM     Search for aquatic invasive species at monitoring sites.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM     Return to you Snapshot Day location to report your finds!

*Times may vary by location


Please check back in spring 2022 for locations and information on signing up!




Emily Heald, Rivers Educator