AT THE ASSOCIATION MEETING ON AUGUST 18, 2018, A NEW WEED WAS REPORTED FOUND IN SHALLOW WATER NEAR THE NORTH END OF THE LAKE. PHOTOS WERE TAKEN AND SENT TO OUR WEED CONTROL BIOLOGIST. HE IDENTIFIED IT AS "WILD CELERY", WHICH IS CONSIDERED A NATIVE SPECIES, AND SAID IT WILL DIE OFF ON ITS OWN. SEE PHOTOS BELOW.
NEW INVASIVE SPECIES FOUND 2016
As residents were getting docks and swim rafts out of the water for the winter, a new challenge was found. Zebra mussels have been brought in, probably on boats at the public landing. Some were found at the north end, some at the outlet and in the south cove. Next year, make sure you lift your boat motors out of the water when docked to prevent water intakes from becoming plugged. On outboards, always make sure cooling water is flowing because zebra mussel larvae may get into the system and if they grow in there, it can become plugged.
REMINDER: OUR LAKE HAS RULE THAT ALLOWS HIGH-SPEED USE OF BOATS (PLEASURE AND FISHING) AND OTHER WATER CRAFTS ONLY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 11:00 AM AND 7:30 PM. VESSEL MC NUMBERS CAN BE REPORTED AND TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED BY SHERIFF'S DEPT OR DNR. PLEASE REMIND YOUR GUESTS.
NEW BOATING LAW EFFECTIVE 2019
A person shall NOT:
- Launch or transport watercraft or trailers unless they are free of aquatic organisms, including plants.
- Transport a watercraft without removing all drain plugs and draining all water from bilges, ballast tanks, and live wells.
- Release unused bait into the water.
Violation of the law is a state civil infraction and violators may be subject to fines.
MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT WWW.MICHIGAN.GOV/INVASIVESPECIES
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Trufant, MI 49347
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