The summer of 2018 was once again a very busy time for milfoil monitoring efforts at Shadow Lake. Between June and September 2018, a handful of committed volunteers contributed their time working with two divers to scour the lake shoreline and complete approximately 4 ½ full rotations in search of milfoil plants. By the end of September and 32 hours of diving, all previous milfoil sites were clear of milfoil and no new sites were found. In short, no milfoil was found anywhere in the lake! Benthic mats previously placed in two locations were also removed in September.
As we mentioned last year, the Board sincerely appreciates all of the assistance from our Milfoil committee; Ken Guilbault, Rick Utton, Kurt Muller and Christine Cano who together selflessly volunteered nearly 85 hours to this work.
We also wish to thank our many lake community volunteers for their individual efforts and our VIP monitors; Jen Andrews & Christine Cano searching the lake shore for aquatic invasive species and our professional diver, Rob Patton, for his many years of dedication helping us to preserve Shadow Lake.
IF YOU THINK YOU SUSPECT SIGHTING MILFOIL OR HAVE FOUND A NEW OCCURRENCE OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES AT THIS LAKE, PLEASE NOTE THE EXACT LOCATION AND IMMEDIATELY REPORT:
- to any SLA Director in person or contact us via this website
- to the Vermont Watershed Management Division: 802-828-1535
Remember, If you see a plant resembling milfoil, DO NOT try to remove it. Milfoil must be removed in a specific way to ensure all roots are included and plant fragments don’t break loose to repopulate elsewhere in the lake.