Weed Watchers are one of the first lines of defense against invasive species on the lake. Being a Weed Watcher is an easy addition to your summer lake activities. You can keep a look-out for invasive species while you are canoeing or enjoying other lake-related activities. Weed Watchers who spot the signs of an invasive species reach out to our Dive Team, who investigate further.
In 2020, 40 volunteers WeedWatchers continued to survey their assigned areas in all waterbodies in the watershed. WeedWatchers marked areas of concern for the Dive Team to confirm and address. The most common areas of with AIS include Crescent Lake, the Smith River, and Brewster Heath, but the WeedWatchers monitor throughout the watershed. Additional volunteers are always welcome. Training and reference materials make monitoring for AIS nearshore where you recreate a pretty easy way to be a part of the team.
Thank you to our volunteer Weed Watchers!
Zeke & Carol Bly
George & Marian
Nancy van Lonkhuyzen
Volunteer to become a Weed Watcher
Weed Watchers form an important part of our invasive species protocols. They are often the first line of defense against things like milfoil, and work closely with other citizen volunteers who help keep the Watershed in pristine natural condition.