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Timeline of AIS Prevention Efforts

2005

  • Formed Duck Lake Nuisance Aquatics Committee (DLNAC)
  • Asked for voluntary donations from property owners
  • Divided lake into sections for volunteers to monitor
  • Held training sessions for volunteers
  • Treated 1.463 acres with 2,4-D in the fall

2006

  • Started marking Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) areas with GPS and yellow buoys
  • Treated in the spring and fall for a total 4.489 acres

2007

  • Paid for one property owner to become certified scuba diver
  • Biologist developed a Lake Management Plan
  • Invasive Species Control Coalition of Watersmeet (ISCCW) was formed
  • Treated in the spring and fall for a total 9.661 acres

2008

  • Treated 4.871 acres in the spring
  • Began logging volunteer hours for grant puposes
  • ISCCW began providing a boat washer periodically at Duck Lake’s public access
  • ISCCW held on-water training sessions on our lake

2009

  • Treated 4.912 acres in the spring
  • Asked for voluntary donations for the second time
  • Stout family donated a pontoon (Milfoiler) to be used as a diving platform

2010

  • Treated 9.511 acres in the spring
  • The DLNAC became the Milfoil Committee under the auspices of the Duck Lake Riparian Association
  • ISCCW provided new signage at the public access

2011

  • Received a $6,000 grant
  • Biologists did a detailed point-intercept survey to systematically collect plant data
  • Treated 4.132 acres in the spring

2012

  • Treated 3.971 acres in the spring
  • Milfoiler II replaced Milfoiler I

2013

  • No herbicide treatment

2014

  • Treated 9.5 acres in the spring

2015

  • No herbicide treatment

2016

  • No herbicide treatment

2017

  • Plan to treat 5 acres in the spring

Links to Other Local Milfoil Awareness Groups

isccw.org

Lakeguards.org

vilaslandandwater.org

mlswa.org

mymlsa.org

Duck Lake Prevention Activities Summary
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Volunteer Hours 201 524 441 380 362 508 430 286 332
Diving Hours 22 64 54 24 41 65 39.5 9.5 23
Looking Hours 78 165 154 169 185 223 202 195.5 200

Duck Lake Milfoil Watch Volunteers

Contact Floriano's at 906-544-2601
or jkfloriano@alphacomm.net

Map showing which members are monitoring certain parts of Duck Lake