There are four steps to becoming a Certified BLPS Merganser Spotter. The first is to gain some background knowledge about Swimmer's Itch and your tools for doing so are in Section 1, below. The second step is to understand Swimmer's Itch in our Lake by reading the assessment performed by Swimmer's Itch Solutions in Section 2, below. The third step is to view the training that SI Solutions gave to the BLPS that was recorded and may be viewed by clicking the button in Section 3, below. And, finally, when you're on the water and you spot a brood of Common Mergansers, take a photo and report the sighting by clicking the button in Section 4, below.
1. Swimmer's Itch 101
Our partner, Swimmer's Itch Solutions has some very good introductory information about Swimmer's Itch, and you can find it by clicking HERE
There's also a 3 minute explanation in the video to the right.
2. Black Lake Swimmers Itch Assessment
The following report explains what our partner, SI Solutions found regarding Swimmer's Itch in Black Lake