The LYLPS Board has reviewed the work plan for 2022 and developed a plan for 2023. We believe our efforts to control milfoil have been successful, though we observed some new growth in several portions of the lake.
With the control of milfoil, native species have returned in full force. In 2023 we intend to spend significant efforts to manage these in areas where they impact recreational use.
Here is the summary of our 2023 work plan:
- Monitor the lake through CSLAP
- Expand the monitoring by developing a macrophyte monitoring program with Soil and Water (SWCD)
- Develop a HABs monitoring program
- Support C-OFOKLA flood rapid-response program
- Continuing support, through C-OFOKLA, of the boat steward program, CCStoptheInvasion.org and including support of the boat decontamination station.
- Provide content for public outreach, both directly and through C-OFOKLA.
- Treat recurring VLM with ProcellaCOR
- Treat starry stonewort, pondweed, and nuisance natives through weed harvesting
- Support SWCD shorescaping program
- Continue support of septic education program
- Participate in the Tioughnioga River LWRP Update project
- Continue to build community
- Maintain the lake management plan
- Explore establishing a “dredging” fund