AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species) Committee
The AIS committee’s primary responsibility is to monitor and control invasive species impacts on the lake. Principle among these is containing EWM (Eurasian Water Milfoil) on the lake. Treatment of EWM is extremely expensive upwards of $3,000/ acre. As such, the LMA Board and the AIS Committee work to be as proactive as possible to treat areas of heavy milfoil infestation as quickly as possible before being dispersed by boats and jet skis and spread to a wider area of the lake. Each year, the LMA employs its water consultant company Onterra to conduct a late-season EWM mapping survey of the entire lake. Although a sizable expense, by conducting survey annually, the association is able to most effectively monitor the ebb and flow migration of this persistent invasive in the lake.
Other responsibilities of the AIS Committee:
- Coordinate and administrate the CB-CW Program for the association in conjunction with grant funding from the DNR.
- Participate with the Board of Directors, Onterra, DNR and others in conducting various surveys as scheduled and/or deemed necessary by the Board.
Complete details of the AIS Committee’s responsibilities and objectives are described in the 10-Year Management Plan, under Section 5.0, Management Goals 1 and 2.
This committee is staffed by association member volunteers interested in lending their time and talent to help ensure the health of the lake and the well-being of the surrounding lake community. Their recommendations are provided to the executive board for any final policy or financial considerations.
The board encourages all interested members to join a committee if you are interested in helping out in some way no matter how small or little time you can provide. “Many hands make light work”, and all the committees welcome any additional talent and time you can offer.
AIS Committee Chair