PLM will be at Clark Lake tomorrow (Wed 7/29) to treat two small pockets of invasive species. They will go after Starry Stonewort near the Eagle Point Marina boat launch and near the County Park at the east end. PLM will also target some hybrid Eurasian water milfoil, also near the park. Signs will be posted in the area of treatment. Restrictions will be minor and short-lived.
Lakes that didn’t control invaders found boating, fishing and other recreational uses adversely affected— and property values diminished. Clark Lake’s lakefront property owners petitioned Columbia Township to form a special assessment district (SAD) to thwart the problem.
Last summer’s major attack on hybrid Eurasian water milfoil (HEWM) was successful. But vigilance is key to the future. The other troubling invader found in Clark Lake is starry stonewort. This algae has been very destructive in some lakes.
To review the thorough documentation of the weed program, please click here.