Statewide Snapshot Day

Snapshot Day was Saturday, August 15, 2020

Thank you to all of the volunteers and site coordinators for making the 7th annual Snapshot Day so successful!

The statewide event to search for aquatic invasive species, was held on August 15th at 24 different sites across Wisconsin. It was a huge success, with over 150 volunteers who turned out to investigate their waters and collect important information on invasive species.

At over 234 sites monitored, Snapshot Day is Wisconsin’s largest citizen science event for aquatic invasive species (AIS) and contributes a huge amount of data for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources database.

The event has led to early detections of new invasive species or new waterbodies impacted, and has helped to inform future management plans. This event is not possible without the help of the Wisconsin DNR, Extension, Alliant Energy Foundation and the 20+ partners that help to host sites across the state. We are so pleased with the safe, socially-distanced, Snapshot Day that was able to happen so thank you to everyone who joined. You

We hope to see you at another volunteer event soon!

Snapshot Day is coordinated in partnership with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, over 20 partners, and volunteers like YOU! Snapshot Day takes place every summer.

Learn more about Snapshot Day: 2019 Interactive Story Map