Lower Lake Narrows Sweep- August 27, 2016

  It was a perfect day for scouting the Lower Lake from the No Wake Buoy to out near the Rock pile on the north side of the Narrows. There was bright sunshine and calm water that made for great visibility.

We had a smaller group than last year, but since the weather held out we were able to cover the entire area.

Fortunately we were able to remove the plants Liz discovered and recover fragments nearby and those attending were able to see a mature plant with both sediment on the older part of the plant and bright green new growth.

As we were nearing the end of the sweep Scott Bieker happened upon another smaller plant between the buoy and the south shoreline in about 4 feet of water. That was also immediately removed.

This is a reminder that as diligent as we are it’s tough to beat Mother Nature.  The scouts in the lower are doing a great job and moving forward will have to keep the efforts up to locate any other possible plants that may be out there.

 Everyone should keep an eye out in both ends of the lake for any floating fragments, this is the time of year that it naturally becomes delicate and fragments more easily.

I’s like to thank the scouts for their time and efforts, it’s always an enjoyable and rewarding time.

  Upper Lake:                                                     Lower Lake:

  Jim Frederick                                                    Liz Reid

  Kathleen Frederick                                            Pete Pelone

                                                                         Susan Sweetser

                                                                         Scott Bieker


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