Weed Watcher Program - July 2018
by email or 764-9079
Team members in 2018 are Lynn DeMerchant, Lynn Dennison, Linda
Kline, Bill Morris, and Kathy Soloway.
Program ID's and Helps Eradicate Aquatic Invasive Weeds
The Weed Watcher program is a State of NH Dept of Environmental
Services program to
identify aquatic invasive plants and animals, prevent their spread, and
What Weed Watchers Do - Invasive plants and animals
Each Weed Watcher checks a section of the lake monthly from
June-September. So far in 2018 there have been no invasive
plants found on the lake bottom. However, Common Reed shoots
were found and cut down at the common lot between Cahill's and
Donovan's. Monitoring and plant removal will continue.
What You Can Do - right from your shoreline
We have received further information from the State DES about
invasive aquatic animals such as Asian Clams and Chinese Mystery
We ask lake residents to watch for these invasive aquatic
animals as well as plants along their shorelines. See
photos of aquatic invasive species to identify them. If you
see a suspicious-looking plant or animal, contact Evie Conroy
More Photo IDs of Invasive Aquatic Plants and Animals
See NH Dept of Environmental Services about state-wide Weed
Watcher program. See weed identification links below.
Weed Identification on Lake Armington, (slide show
"The Frightful Fourteen"
Invasive Aquatic Plants
For more information, see
Weed Watcher Program.
Common Reed (Phagmites)
Eradication Report - Sept. 4, 2014
Brad Caswell's Common Reed Eradication project summary and
recommendations are available
here. A good read on a critical project.
Common Reed (Phragmites) Eradication Project History
The first phase of Common Reed eradication by an outside company
took place in September 2012 as planned. A second area has been
identified nearby and will be handled as a separate project, and
Brad Caswell is overseeing both.
The Common Reed infestation was first positively identified in
2009 by the Department of Environmental Services (DES).
Eradication by hand (!) began in the fall of 2011 in an area on
the eastern shoreline where a highly invasive exotic weed, the
Common Reed, had taken hold was was spreading well beyond
the original area.
In early 2012 LAA board hired a company specializing in weed
eradication to eliminate the Common Reed (Phragmites) over a
three-year period costing several thousand dollars.
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