At the 2015 annual meeting, the Clearwater Lake Association Board presented a comparison of plans for invasive species management. Optimal treatments require a lot of money and our goal was to be as aggressive as we could afford. An invasive species fund was started and a more was asked of our members. Thanks to all of you, we have been able to raise enough money to make a difference. So thank you all.
Bay Lake has been fighting Milfoil for 20+ years. We wanted to learn form their hard work, so our milfoil volunteers talked to their milfoil volunteers. Bay Lake follows a containment strategy with two targeted treatments per year. Since milfoil is almost impossible to eradicate from a lake once it is infected, we adopted the same plan. Our treatment strategy is
prioritized containment, and expanded treatment when funds are available.
Maps of Infection
See the progression and regression of our Milfoil Infestation Maps here. 2021 Map Now Available!
The lake association asked for member donations and has pursued state, county and DNR grants to support our treatment plan. There has also been a large donor, our Friends of the Lake that has been very generous.
Eurasian Milfoil Management Summary
2021 YEAR OF HIGHS & LOWS FOR INVASIVES
The following were approved by the Lake Board and have been implemented:
Our Lake Management plan costs were VERY low this year and almost completely paid by grants.
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