Proposed Herbicide Treatment for Milfoil Control in Beaver Lake Informational Meeting
An informational meeting on a proposed aquatic herbicide treatment downstream of Beaver Lake is being held on Tuesday April 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Municipal Center, 14 Manning Street, Derry, NH. A biologist from the Department of Environmental Services, as well as a permit application reviewer from the NH Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Control Division, will be on hand to answer any questions that abutters and local residents have about the proposed treatment.
Background: A variable milfoil control program has been underway at Beaver Lake in Derry for two growing seasons now, with the primary means of control being diving. In 2016, a small aquatic herbicide application is proposed for the area known as “The Meadows” which is the outflow wetland at the southern end of Beaver Lake. Variable milfoil was documented in the wetland in August 2016. Given the shallow nature of the area, and abundance of native plant growth, diving in the area to remove milfoil has proven infeasible and ineffective. The herbicide treatment is proposed for early June 2016, to target the milfoil growth in the wetland.
Questions regarding the details of the application may be directed to Pete Beisler or Michael Lennon of SOLitude Lake Management @ 508-885-0101