RHINELANDER - Nearly 150 lakes, rivers, and creeks combined in Oneida County contain some type of invasive species.
That's why 12 counties in northern Wisconsin have come together to hold the Fifth Northwoods' Invasive Species Poster Contest.
The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department started the contest just in Oneida County five years ago.
Any student in Fourth to Eighth grade can take part in the competition.
"Really fun project that involves different teachers in the Northwoods and a whole group of students," Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Department's Michele Sadauskas. "It gives them something to do. They learn a little bit about invasive species and a chance to win really cool prizes and a visit from our team."
The posters are judged on the effectiveness of the message, a student showing the understanding of the topic, and more.
The goal of the contest is to help stop the spread of invasive species in Wisconsin.
"Big thing is preventing aquatic invasive species or terrestrial invasive species from moving into our neighborhoods or our lakes and rivers," Sadauskas said. "So what we're trying to do is were educating, outreaching, that's our number one step."
Fifth Northwoods' Invasive Species Poster Contest informatoin