July 5, 2013 · Categories: News · Tags:

At the Annual General Meeting in early June, we reviewed the findings of the survey done last summer. The membership passed a resolution allowing the SMLCA to act as their agent for the purpose of obtaining a work permit to allow removal of this invasive aquatic plant.

You can download the presentation on Eurasian Watermilfoil at EWM Presentation.pdf.

You can view the map where Eurasian Watermilfoil was found at Six Mile Lake – EWM Chart R2.pdf. This map is also posted at both marinas on the lake.

At the end of June we applied to the Ministry of Natural Resources for a work permit to allow us to remove, by harvesting, the Eurasian Watermilfoil that has been found. MNR requires a permit for any in water work. The fine for not having a permit is $10,000. We would encourage cottagers not to take matters into their own hands.

Since we were only able to survey 27% of the lake shoreline last summer, we still need help to complete survey the lake.

Surveying involves canoeing or kayaking along a portion of the shoreline, recording. collecting and identifying samples and snorkeling in sections of the lake.

We also need help, once our permit is approved, with harvesting Eurasian Watermilfoil. If you are a high school student, the association will provide a letter certifying your volunteer hours.

If you would like to help with this, please contact us at WaterQuality@SixMileLake.net.

You can download an information sheet about Eurasian Water Milfoil at Milfoil 2013.pdf.

If you think you have Eurasian Milfoil around your place, send a note to MilfoilAlert@SixMileLake.net. Please include you cottage directory ID to help us locate you.