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Berry Lake Ice-Out Schedule

Presentations begin promptly at 9:00 AM 

Location:  “Northern Grace Youth Camp”
                (West of the V V and HH intersection on Berry Lake’s southside)

9:00 AM, Saturday
April 26, 2008

8:30 - 9:00  Sign-In, coffee, tea, milk, juice, fruit and doughnuts. (Pre-registrants who sign-in 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM receive ticket for free lunch.)

9:00 - 9:10  Introduction – Brian Ewart, Lake Grants Coordinator

9:15 - 9:40  Secrets From Berry Lake's Deep:  Long-Term Changes in Climate, Lake-Levels & Landscape - Professor Samantha Kaplan, UW Madison/Stevens Point

9:45 - 10:15   Fire in Menominee Forest Management -  Ron Waukau, Menominee Tribal Enterprises  (For additional information see Tour A below)

10:20 - 10:45  The Rises and Falls of Berry Lake – Professor Neil Heywood, UW Stevens Point

10:45 – 11:00  Break

11:00 – 11:25  The Making of Underhill & Berry Lake:  Discovering Our Past, Present & Future  – Adelaide Boettcher & Brian Ewart

11:30 – 12:00 Noon  Run-off & Erosion Solutions, Shoreline Restoration & Cost Sharing.  Tom Milheiser, Oconto County Land Conservation Department Head (For additional information see Tour B below)

12:00 Noon – 12:25  Eurasian water-milfoil: Prevention, Monitoring and Eradication, Grant Update, New Invasives On Berry Lake & Water Quality Monitoring – Brian Ewart, Lake Grants Coordinator & Jim Reyburn, DNR Water Quality Specialist (For additional information see Tour C below)

12:30 - 1:15   LUNCH

1:15 – 1:45  Fishery Report & Fish Habitat Enhancements - David Rowe – Fisheries Biologist, DNR   (For additional information, see Tour D below)

2:00 PM   45 Minute Tours A, B, C or D (Tours may be repeated on the hour depending on demand)

Tour A:  Tour the nearby Menominee forest and burn areas with Menominee Tribal Enterprises Forest Manager Marshall Pecore.  Enjoy a rare opportunity to discuss forestry in the Menominee forest with the Menominee’s top forester.  Visit recent and past prescribed burns to see the effects of fire management and its progression in subsequent years.  Learn about the forest diseases and pests that afflict both Menominee timber prospects and Berry Lake properties.

Tour B:  On-site examination of run-off and erosion problems with Oconto County Land Conservation Department Head, Tom Milheiser.  See examples of Berry Lake’s common erosion problems and discuss solutions.  Learn about County sponsored shoreline restoration opportunities and cost sharing programs available to owners of shoreline property.

Tour C:  Berry Lake Pontoon Boat Tour with DNR Water Quality Specialist, Jim Reyburn and Lake Grants Coordinator, Brian Ewart.  Visit locations with Eurasian water-milfoil.  Learn about EWM identification and monitoring.  See where another newly arrived invasive species gained a toehold at Berry lake.  Watch or participate in a Secchi Disk water clarity demonstration.

Tour D:  Berry Lake Pontoon Boat Tour with DNR Fisheries Biologist, David Rowe, & Menominee Tribal Enterprises Environmentalist, Doug Cox.  See important fish habitat and critical spawning areas. Visit and discuss potential habitat improvement project sites.

Tour space is limited and will be available on a first come first served basis.  Pre-register by submitting your name and the order of your Tour preference(s) to iceout@berrylake.net or phone 920-855-6172.

A ticket for a free lunch will be given at sign-in to those who pre-register by Wednesday, April 23 and sign-in from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 26.  Participants may bring their own lunch or purchase food.










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