Nearly 33 acres of new weeds were found and mapped this month, according to the Freedom Aquatic Invasive Species Committee. But a lack of available funds means treatment will have to wait until next year.
Invasive weeds in the campground’s marina will be pulled by the state at the same time as the weeds found last month in the boat lagoon.
The solar-powered CD3 offers boaters a waterless method of cleaning, draining, drying, and disposing of invasive weeds attached to boats and trailers.
The boat basin at the Westward Shores marina is the latest location documented to contain variable milfoil. The chance discovery last week is a reminder that state and local officials need the help of lake residents and boaters to identify infestations so they can be treated before they spread.
Boaters whose vessels are registered outside New Hampshire will now have to pay $20 annually to use state waters. Revenue generated from the sale of the $20 decals will go to the state’s Lake Restoration and Preservation Fund. The decal law is the first major piece of legislation in a decade designed to increase state funding for milfoil control.