Government officials to survey lake in July, then try to come up with plan
A group of citizens who love Vancouver Lake received national attention for their work in ridding the lake of Eurasian watermilfoil.
Now, the lake is dealing with another nasty weed, curly-leaf pondweed.
And, according to the Friends of Vancouver Lake, it is coming down to two options: Pay a lot now, or pay a whole lot more later.
The Friends of Vancouver Lake (FOVL) organization is on it, getting the word out, talking to local government officials, asking foundations for grants, and hoping for a sooner solution rather than a later one.
Larry Cassidy, the chairman of FOVL, said state law requires that the lake get treatment, to get rid of noxious weeds. But when, and how much, are factors that need to be considered.
“We want to try to treat it this fall,” Cassidy said, noting that the cost for treatment would be around $80,000. “If we treat it next spring, it’s going to run $140,000. The CP weed is rocking along. We’re desperately trying to raise money to get this treatment.”… READ MORE HERE!