The glen lake association is prepared to fight EURASIAN WATERMILFOIL
Prevention of invasive species is one of the Association’s top priorities. We have a working plan in place to eradicate and/or control identified species so that they don’t spread and evolve into costly control programs. For Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) in particular, the Glen Lake Association has developed a rapid response protocol that we believe will ultimately allow us to maintain the goal of eradication. As watershed residents and visitors, you can rest easy knowing that the GLA has a plan in place.
Our eradication plan includes the use of aerial drone survey to identify possible infestations followed up with onsite verification by scuba diver. Confirmed areas of EWM will be covered with biodegradeable light blocking barriers that starve and then kill the plant. No need for expensive chemical treatment or labor intensive and unreliable manual removal.
The success of this plan depends on rapid identification and response to the presence of EWM in our lakes, and would fail if EWM were to grow undetected for months. It is crucial that we remain vigilant in our monitoring efforts, ready to react quickly if necessary, and prepare financially to support any required eradication efforts.
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