2016 Herbicidal Treatment Permit

As in other years, we have applied for a permit with the WDNR to treat Invasive Species and Navigational Lanes in our waterway. Here is a link to the application

Waukesha Water Diversion

The deadline has passed for comments to the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers. We now wait for their decision to approve or deny Waukesha’s application, which is due around midyear. Additional information is available at http://www.waukeshadiversion.org

Thanks to Terry Alby, Dan Dickenson and Jan Dickenson, for all of their help.

CBCW Intern Needed

The WWMD is accepting applications for Clean Boats Clean Waters internship positions. Please pass this on to any student you know in our area who might be interested. Here is a link to the job description.

Monthly Meeting

The next monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 4/28/2016 at 7 pm. You can find more information on the events page.

Did you hear about the annual meeting?

Check out our latest mini newsletter that talks about the rate increase and how it came about at the annual meeting.

Starry Stonewort

A new invasive species, Starry Stonewort, has been detected in some local lakes. This species has been known to cause nuisance conditions in Michigan, New York and Indiana but is new to Wisconsin. Our waterway has been surveyed and none has been detected. Our Clean Boats/Clean Water program is checking boats at the Library Launch and we have no reports of any being found.

The information we have received from the WI DNR clarifies that Starry Stonewort does not kill fish and the lake will not ‘die’ if this plant becomes established. However, it can affect the aquatic plant community and alter the aquatic habitat in the waterway. We will include Starry Stonewort in our pre- and post-season surveys and if it were to be found it will be included in our Lake Management plans.