The WWMD Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, 9/27, 9am at Town Hall. Barbara Baron and Andres Peekna were re-elected to the board and the annual budget was passed. Thank you to all who attended.
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
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 along with all the presentations and handouts. It’s all on the event page here.