Our Aquatic Invasive Species(AIS) Survey is scheduled for Tuesday, 4/21/2105. If you see people with rakes in a boat, they’re looking for any AIS in the waterway. Where it is found, it will be treated with herbicides in the upcoming weeks.
Aquatic Plant Control Permit
As in prior seasons, we will be using Herbicides for control of Aqautic Invasive Species (AIS) and navigational needs. Our permit application to the WDNR can be found here
Seeking A Commissioner
The WWMD is seeking a commissioner to fill an open seat. If you are interested in helping the WWMD please contact Chairman Barbara Baron.
Riparian Owners… We Need Your Help
Every person working on the WWMD is a volunteer. If you like what you’re seeing, join us and help us do more. If you want to see changes, join us and encourage change. Either way, your opinion and actions can have the same impact as all the other volunteers of the WWMD. We need help in many areas. Check the volunteer page to see our most pressing needs.
The WWMD Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, 9/27, 9am at Town Hall. Thank you to all who attended. You can read a summary of the meeting here.
The Weeds… we’re trying some new approaches this year
The Aquatic Plant Management (APM) Committee tried some new things last year to help control the weeds. These were small experiments and we hope to expand the use of any successful approaches this year. To learn more about what we’re doing and see videos of several of the areas, check out the APM committee page.
The most recent experiment was weed harvesting with suction. Our test area was the channel north of Elm Island Drive during the week of August 5th. The green shaded area in the map to the right was the area treated.
At the end of August we toured the area in a kayak and posted two videos, one going eastbound filming straight ahead and one going westbound filming down into the water. The kayak route is shown in red on the map. You can see the videos below.
Channel North of Elm Island Drive, traveling eastbound
Channel North of Elm Island Drive, traveling westbound