CO-CHAIRS | BRENT SCHNELL & DAVE BAKER
Water Quality | To study and monitor water quality and level and to observe and report problems of pollution, soil and bank erosion, etc.
Weed Management | In conjunction with the Township, organize and administer the effort to locate and control noxious exotic weed infestations. Maintain awareness of and advise Board of management alternatives. Organize and oversee control activities.
EURASIAN WATERMILFOIL TREATMENT 2020
The Lake Management Committee, along with many Board of Directors members, met in late December. The purpose of the meeting was to analyze the drone mapping pictures from the 2019 applications, evaluate the success of the two treatments, and plan for the 2020 season. Zero Gravity (the drone company) presented us with some very useful data to help plan for 2020. Clear Water Lake Management (our herbicide applicator) was also at the meeting to help us interpret the information and do future planning. In 2019, approximately 12 acres were treated. This represents only 0.4% of the total area of Long, Ruth, and Mickey lakes combined.
The 2020 plan is to treat approximately the same total area as in 2019 (e.g. 12 acres) and a total of 23 sites. There are some areas that were treated in 2019 that will not require treatment this year. Many of the areas that contained Milfoil are growing native plants now that the Milfoil is gone. There are some areas that were treated successfully in past years, but now the Milfoil has returned, they will require treatment in 2020. These are among the areas that will be treated on Monday, June 22, and Monday, July 20, 2020. The rain date will be the next day, if necessary. Please note these dates may change based on the latest terms of Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order.
The activities of the Lake Management Committee on all three lakes are totally funded by your Long Lake Association. Your membership dues are an important part of our funding.
LLA INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT POLICY
It is the policy of the Long Lake Association to continue utilizing an integrated pest management program in order to minimize the impact of invasive species on the ecological health and recreational enjoyment of the lakes. We will continue to closely monitor all conditions with the understanding that with most invasive species of plants and animals, complete eradication is unlikely.
EURASIAN WATERMILFOIL PROCEDURE
2018-2019 EURASIAN WATERMILFOIL TREATMENT MAP
The pink areas on the map above show the potential treatment sites and drawn to approximate scale. Each area will be assessed at the time of treatment.
NATURALLY OCCURRING BIO-FOAM