Combat Hybrid Watermilfoil
Lake Treatment PlanThe full-lake treatment of hybrid milfoil in Silver Lake is scheduled for daytime Monday, October 2nd. There are minimal water restrictions with the application rate of fluridone. Our treatment consultants, LIC, will post the DNR sign with water restrictions by the boat landing, the beach area, and the fishing pier. There will not be individual homeowner shoreline postings.
In summary, we will apply the first application the 2nd October, and then an additional bump application one month later, as well as a bump application in the spring of 2024, if needed. The application will occur in the plant beds in the littoral areas of the lake.
Hybrid Watermilfoil in Silver LakeThe tranquility and ecological harmony of our beloved Silver Lake are under a severe threat from the rapid spread of an invasive species: hybrid watermilfoil. This aggressive aquatic plant is wreaking havoc on our once-vibrant waters, suffocating native vegetation, and disturbing the delicate balance of our ecosystem.
It is imperative that we join forces and take immediate action to combat this invasive menace. Our lake's health and the future of its diverse marine life depend on our collective efforts. Here's how you can make a difference:
- Educate Yourself: Familiarize yourself with the characteristics of hybrid watermilfoil, including its appearance and growth patterns by reading this information poster. Knowledge is the first step towards effective action.
- Practice Prevention: Take preventive measures to halt the introduction and spread of hybrid watermilfoil. Clean your boats, trailers, and fishing equipment thoroughly before and after each use, removing any visible plant fragments to avoid unintentional transportation.
- Support Clean-Up Efforts: Join and support the Silver Lake Improvement Association (SLIA) which is dedicated to preserving Silver Lake's ecological balance. You can also participate in the SLIA fundraiser specifically to combat invasive hybrid watermilfoil.
- Spread Awareness: Utilize your voice and platforms to raise awareness about the threat posed by hybrid watermilfoil. Share information through social media, community newsletters, and local gatherings to encourage others to get involved and protect Silver Lake.
Remember, every individual effort counts in our battle against hybrid watermilfoil. By taking immediate action and working together, we can safeguard the beauty and integrity of Silver Lake for all to enjoy.
Join us in this fight and become a guardian of our cherished lake. Together, we can make a lasting impact and ensure Silver Lake remains a thriving ecosystem for generations to come.
Act now, before it's too late!