Aquatic Invasive Species Newsletter – August 2017

Waukesha County AIS staff has been hard at work this summer. In the most recent newsletter, information can be found regarding an AIS Strategic Plan underway with the Southeastern Regional Plan Commission to combat AIS in the County, Japanese Knotweed, the TV program “OUTDOOR WISCONSIN” and some awesome volunteers on Silver Lake in Waukesha County! Each newsletter is available to you by visiting the Waukesha County AIS webpage at



Lights, Light Pollution & You!

Have you ever been out on the lake and noticed bright lights coming at you almost like headlights on a car? Have you ever laid in your bed and had bright lights sweep across the walls of your home because of an avid fisherman/woman outside along the shoreline? Have you ever looked across the lake and found that someone’s light glistening on the lake was not the moon like you thought? Then you have encountered lights and light pollution. If you are the owner of the light, here are things you can do to make these situations better for the people around you. Please visit the Lights & Light Pollution article on the “Reports” page to learn more.

Resources & Reminders – A Little Helpful Information

As part of its mission, the LLBMD seeks to provide education regarding various lake issues and concerns and frankly, from time to time, we could all use a “refresher” in certain aspects of boating courtesy and safety. To that end, “Resources & Reminders” has been posted to the “Reports” page. This document provides a bit of information about piers, mooring buoys, boating safety and courtesy as well as links for additional detailed information. Thank you for taking the time to read this helpful information!