BLUE LAKE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION NEWS LETTER FALL 2012

Weevil – Update

Good news for the weevils this year, bad news for the Eurasian mil-foil ( non-native ) weed. In mid July, Enviroscience was back on the lake to do their 2012 survey of the weevils activity this past year. As most of you that have visually studied the lake have seen, it has improved in most areas ( primarily the ends ) with 40 to 50% less weeds from last year according to their scientist Sarah Lomske. Both myself and board member Sue Ellen Dolan accompanied her on the survey in late July. She was pleasantly surprised at the effect the weevils have had in the two and half summers they have been with us. I reminded her that last year they added almost twice as many as were contracted, ( free of charge ) due to the extra weevil they had propagated from Idaho where they came to us from. She stated that we were probably 1 to 2 years ahead of schedule and the need for any this year was unnecessary. We will get her final survey in a few weeks to give us an in depth overview of their progress. I will post her complete survey on our website at http://www.bluelakeimprovement.org/ when received. Click to read more …