Previous weed wacking on September 4, 2004.

September 18-19, 2004...divers, recruited by Dave and Faye Lockwood (their son Jonathan among them), worked to minimize the impact the exotic species, Milfoil, will have on Sylvia Lake. Thank you to the divers and to Dave and Faye for their efforts on our behalf.


While the weeding by the divers removes present growth, the clean up of floating parts is extremely important to prevent spread of the weeds. Windy conditions and a limited number of collection boats allowed the escape of some of the harvested milfoil.

You can still make an important contribution to the effort by cleaning up any vegetation when it floats to shore.

Try to remove even the smallest fragments as they can attach and grow - looks like nice canoeing and kayaking weather for the rest of the week - please search the shoreline.

The Dive Masters were Tony Anderson and Carol Bloomquist. Tony owns a scuba shop and school on Lake Erie. He trained most of the divers. Thank you, again, to the Lockwoods, for making this possible.

Ferg to Battle

lea and davidVenice, anyone?
Lea Dickson: gondolier,
David McGrath: milfoil scooper,
Jonathan Lockwood: diver.

Bill DeLorainne and Harvest

Betsy, Ferg, kids

(above) Ferg, Betsy and helpers
(at left) Bill DeLorraine and the harvest

morning prep
Morning Preparations

Rob Meyer leans into the work
Rob Meyer deals with the evil weed...

Two divers swam the shoreline from Scozzafava's to Robinson's finding a frying pan, bottles, golf balls, toys, fishpoles etc.

The good news was they spotted a limited amount of milfoil in the 8 to 15 foot deep area they covered. Hopefully the water will be warmer next summer and campers swimming and snorkeling will able to remove the growth which tends to be right along the shoreline.

Jonathan Lockwood
Leonard Family
The Leonard Family comes through again!
(Leonard Skimmer? did anyone get that?)

Variety of Boats

In addition to pontoons and canoes...other specialty boats were involved in the weeding.
Dave Lockwoods bass trowler (right, Dave? correct me)
Rob Meyer's wonderful fishing boat
Lea Dickson's aluminum boat (It is even older than she is... )
Also the little yellow raft served as a milfoil weed barge.

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