Milfoil Update '17
Our fight against the milfoil menace has been ongoing for close to 14 years. While we have seen success in areas where there are sporadic patches, there is a large patch off the south shore in grass bay that persists. Our volunteers have worked diligently and exclusively there for the past several years, but we are losing the fight. The patch continues to grow.
We are at a point where volunteer efforts are not able to contain the spread of milfoil in our lake. The SLA has engaged several organizations; the DEC, Cornell University, lake management practitioners, and aquatic abatement companies. We will partnering with scientists from Cornell next summer to conduct a study on the naturally occurring weevil levels in our lake (free of charge), as well as procuring estimates to contract a company to conduct larger scale abatement activities.
Updates will be provided at the spring meeting and a fund-raising drive may be necessary to facilitate the abatement activities. As always we welcome your feedback and would be happy to discuss any issues you may have.
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