Weed Watchers are volunteers who are trained to keep an eye out for invasive species during times they’re out on a lake or pond for recreation.
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.
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.