December 6th is our Christmas Party for members who have signed up and paid. There is no general meeting in December.
Our January speaker is Amy Kretlow, Invasive Species Outreach Coordinator, with the Wisconsin DNR. She graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a BS in Conservation of Environmental Sciences. During her studies she had the opportunity to do research on the feeding patterns between yellow and blue walleye from Ontario Canada. For the last two summers she has worked for the DNR, monitoring lakes and streams/rivers for aquatic invasive species in the Lake Michigan Basin. Amy now educates folks about invasive species and the law that pertains to them. In her spare time she likes to fish out on Lake Michigan, hike in the kettles, or just spend time with her family.
Per Amy, here’s her talk description:
In 2009 and recently updated in 2014 the State of Wisconsin enacted, chapter NR 40, Wis. Admin. Code -Wisconsin’s Invasive Species Identification, Classification, and Control Rule. This law regulates the transportation, possession, transfer, and introduction of certain plants and animals. In this presentation I will have an overview of the law and how it pertains to the aquarium trade. I will identify some of the prohibited/restricted species and discuss safe alternatives. I will also explain how the spread of Invasive Species can be controlled. Resources will be provided.
As usual, there will be the first mini-auction of 2016, and we will get together after the meeting at Mulligan’s