2019 Mussel Bioblitz – Oneida County Aquatic Invasive Species Program


Calling All Volunteers.
Join us for the 2019 Mussel Bioblitz

Sunday, August 18, 2019 
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cy Williams Park, Three Lakes

Participate in a volunteer Bioblitz to investigate the distribution of Wisconsin’s newest mussel species, the Eastern Pondmussel, and search for invasive mussels as well..  Hosted by the Wisconsin Mussel Monitoring Program in partnership with the Oneida County AIS Program.

Our goal is to better understand what native and invasive mussels occupy the 28 lakes. In addition, we are hoping to learn the extent of a newly introduced mussel to the chain, the Eastern Pondmussel (Ligumia nasuta).
The Eastern Pondmussel is not an invasive or Wisconsin state-endangered species. However, Wisconsin lakes may serve as a refuge for this species as it is in-decline elsewhere. Therefore, the Wisconsin Mussel Monitoring Program will host a volunteer mussel blitz on August 18th to investigate its distribution within the Eagle River-Three Lakes Chain. Volunteers will also learn about what other native mussels occur in the lakes. 
During the event you will:

  • Learn about the fascinating life histories of Wisconsin’s 50 species of native freshwater mussels
  • Explore local lakes, collecting important data on mussels
  • Share your findings with other volunteers and DNR staff

please register online at the link below.   We look forward to seeing you! 

Below are photos from the 2018 Mussel Bioblitz Event