Be on the Look-Out for Exotic Weeds
There are a handful of people living on Beaver Lake that participate in the Volunteer Weed Watcher Program. They go out in kayaks and canoes hugging the shore with eyes peering down into the water. They are looking for signs of invasive plant life and reporting what they find to the Department of Environmental Services. It is hard to believe that there is an entire department in our state government dedicated to monitoring, identifying, tracking, and eradicating aquatic invasive plants… but there is, it is that important.
Aquatic invasive plants can destroy the quality of a lake, especially a small lake, in a short period of time. This year, on 5 occasions floating fragments of Milfoil were caught floating on Beaver Lake. So far, we have not found any instances of Milfoil growing in Beaver Lake.
Beaver Lake could easily become infected with invasive plant life. But so far we have not seen any invasives growing in the lake. Thanks in large part to the Beaver Lake Improvement Association and its members. Your support of the effort on the part of the BLIA Board is greatly appreciated.
If you would like to learn about native and invasive threats to Beaver Lake, please download the presentation by Amy Smagula of NH DES.