Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Control
This grant has allowed the Association to fight and significantly reduce CLP and EWM infested areas in the waters on Long and Title Lake. Each summer annual pre and post treatment surveys were initiated to measure the effectiveness of the treatment program as well as for planning the following yearÂs treatment. With the summer of 2015 treatment, the total treatment over the 5 year period has been reduced from 50 acres to 12.7 acres. Without action over this five year period, the AIS threatened to overtake the native aquatic plants as well as disrupt the publicÂs enjoyment of the lakes by clogging the boat motors and reducing the fishing on the lake. The reduction of AIS is restoring the natural balance of the lakes for the benefit of all. Coupled with the chemical treatment was the continuation of the CBCW program we started prior to receiving this grant. In our initial year of boat landing monitoring, most boaters had no idea about the effects of transferring weeds to another lake as well as the effects of water left in their boat or on their trailers. This summer we found 95% of our contacts were aware and could re-site the rules to us. Between our attempts at educating and the DNRÂs through their public announcements, much change has taken place to stop the spread of Invasive species. In addition to the CBCW initiative, other educational efforts took place such as installation of Kiosks at boat landings on Long and surrounding lakes and education through our newsletter and place mats placed in surrounding restaurants.
No CLP or EWM were located within the 2014 treatment areas and data shows low CLP occurrence in targeted treatment areas. No areas needing treatment for EWM were found
2013 Treatment changes for EWM and CLP, and reports of the efficiency of the new treatments.
Second year of treatment for curly-leaf pondweed and Eurasian water milfoil
First year of treatment monitoring for curly-leaf pondweed and Eurasian water milfoil
APM Chemical Permit Request
Watercraft Inspections Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Monitor Pre and Post Treatment