The Weeds… we’re trying some new approaches this year
The Aquatic Plant Management (APM) Committee has been trying some new things this year to help control the weeds. These have been small experiments and we hope to expand the use of any successful approaches next year. To learn more about what we’re doing, check out the APM committee page. The next experiment we’re trying is weed harvesting with suction. Our test area is the channel north of Elm Island Drive for one week starting August 5th. Here’s hoping the experiment is a success!
C.A.U.S.E. Canoe Clean Up
On Saturday September 6th C.A.U.S.E. is having their annual Canoe Clean Up. The mission is to clean up the area from the Fox River Canoe Launch to the Iron Bridge. C.A.U.S.E. could use your help and if you volunteer you’ll get a day on the water and lunch at the Hilltop. You have to reserve your spot so check out the details on the C.A.U.S.E. Canoe Clean Up event page.
We had an amazing turnout at our informational meeting at the end of June. The meeting covered the details of the EcoSystem Restoration Project (a.k.a. dredging). If you were not able to attend we’ve posted it on YouTube, just click on the link below to watch it.Here are copies of the two presentations:
- Dredging Project Plans – Brian Schneider, Graef Engineering, LLC
- Funding Options Presentation and Outline of Remarks – Gary Hansen, Retired Attorney, WWMD Volunteer
We are asking residents to send letters to several public officials:
- Letter to Secretary Cathy Stepp
- Letter to Senator Mary Lazich
- Letter to Representative David Craig
- Letter to Governor Scott Walker
Feel free to send to other public officials as well:
- Letter you can edit and address to other officials
- Contact information for relevant public officials
Monthly Meetings on Thursdays
Each year in April we move the monthly meetings to the fourth Thursday of the month, giving you more time to enjoy the waterway on the weekends. Next month’s meeting will be held on Thursday, 8/28 starting at 7:00pm. Come join us!