Annual Meeting Follow-up
Donna Moran contacted the DNR about the chemicals that were applied to the invasive weeds on the lakes. The DNR said that the chemicals Aquatic Control applied were very specific to the targeted invasives. A survey will be conducted later this summer that should help document the effects of the treatments to see if there are less invasives and more natives than in past years. The DNR said it is quite possible that what the residents thought were native weeds were actually invasive weeds. Donna also contracted Aquatic Control who said Oliver Lake was extremely clear during their first survey. Following Memorial Day the lake was very stirred up and remained that way during the second treatment. This is likely limiting the light penetration for native growth. During the weekends, the water gets stirred up which affects the lake bottom and does not allow native weeds to grow.