The water scouting season has begun! Thanks to two volunteers from the Knee Deep Club scouting already in the Liffy Island area on June 14, approximately three dozen Water Chestnut plants were located and hand-pulled.
When hand-pulling this aggressive Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), it is critical to remove the entire plant including the seed pod burrowed in the sediment on the bottom of the lake. Research indicates these seed pods can remain viable for up to 12 years. The more plants with the seed pods that are hand-pulled, the less chance we have of Water Chestnut spreading to other areas in the lake.
We are always looking for more volunteer Water Scouts. More information is available on our website. To volunteer, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.