Commissioner Andres Peekna
Commissioner Andres Peekna, PhD, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Andres moved to Waterford with his wife, Sue, in 2004 after they both retired. As a commissioner, he was dedicated to protecting the health and integrity of Lake Tichigan and the Fox River in the Waterford area. His vast experience in physics, research and owning his own business was invaluable to the board. Andres contributed by providing facts and reasoning to guide the board’s decisions. He was generous with his time and committed to truth. His presence on the board will be greatly missed by the other commissioners.
Seeking Paid Intern
The Aquatic Plant Management Committee is seeking a paid intern for the 2015 boating season. See job description here.
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 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 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