Harvester operations discontinued to support aquatic plant surveys.
Title: Harvester operations discontinued to support aquatic plant surveys.
If you were able to attend the LHA annual membership meeting on July 6th, you heard Diane Moore discuss the Association's efforts to develop a more comprehensive lake management plan, including the eradication of Eurasian Milfoil which continues to spread to new areas of the lake and increase in density.
Eurasian Milfoil is an invasive species that impacts our lake's ecology and recreational use of the lake. The town of Fort Ann, in cooperation with LHA, has contracted with Lycott Environmental to complete an initial survey of aquatic plant life in Hadlock Lake, followed by a more detailed assessment in mid-September. In order to get a true read of the variety and volume of each plant species in the lake, Lycott has requested we shut down harvester operations for the remainder of the season.
These surveys will result in a final recommendation from Lycott in the weeks ahead. Of particular interest will be their recommendation on how best to manage our milfoil problem. Please note that NYSDEC requires plant surveys of this nature be completed during the peak growing season, which is early to mid-September in the Adirondack region. Please avoid areas of dense plant life with power boats, as boat propellers may become entangled and cause fragments of invasives to transplant in other areas of the lake.
Thanks very much for your cooperation and enjoy the Labor Day weekend and fall season on beautiful Hadlock Lake! Please stay tuned for further updates on our lake management activities.