Large Scale Lake Planning
Since its inception, the Three Lakes Waterfront Association (TLWA), along with its long-time partner, the Town of Three Lakes, has worked to prevent introduction and establishment of aquatic invasive species within the chain of lakes. The groups have approached this sometimes overwhelming task through diligent volunteer monitoring of the chains littoral zone (Adopt-AShoreline) and an annual educational initiative that includes direct contact with lake stakeholders through multiple avenues, such as conducting annual meetings with educational speakers, staffing informational booths and manning the chains many landings with Clean Boats / Clean Waters watercraft inspectors. The association also educates stakeholders through more passive activities, like direct mailings, newsletters and signage at boat landings.
Three Lakes Waterfront Association, Inc. is sponsoring a large scale lake planning grant to study Maple Lake, in Oneida County. The project will continue the process of EWM monitoring and removal, and developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Maple Lake.
Project activities include: 1) EWM survey and monitoring; 2) Hire 2 summer CBCW interns; 3) Volunteer AIS monitoring; 4) Data entry of monitoring forms into SWIMS; 5) Develop AIS educational and informational items (packets, coasters, vests, buoys); 6) Develop final report summarizing activities and giving future EWM monitoring and control guidance.
Project deliverables include: 1) EWM monitoring data; 2) CBCW coordinators; 3) Entered monitoring data into SWIMS; 4) Educational items; 5) Final report.
Lakes Planning Grant
Lake Management Plan Development
Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey
Watercraft Inspections Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Monitor Invasive Species
Information and Education