Update on Starry Stonewort Surveys and Treatments
"At the public access, we found a single fragment of SSW, less than an inch long (picture is attached). We also found a single bulbil at another site, attached to a rhizoid. I have attached a map of the results from the treatment area survey. Control and containment appear to be exceptional at the treatment site.
We also conducted a meander survey around the entire lake. We used rake sampling and visual observations. No additional SSW was observed."
This is a success story for those who treasure this lake. It shows what can be done if you are diligent and have the right science (and partners) backing you.
This is the second year that the SSW infestation has shrunk and not spread elsewhere.
Congratulations to Blaine, Jim and the GLSA for their efforts.
As you renew your membership please make sure all of your information is current and up to date!
Starry Stonewort First Responder Team Formed
We have established a Starry Stonewort (SS) First Responder Team. If you think you have found SS, please contact the following individuals for a positive ID in the order listed. If the first person does not pick up call the next in line. They will visit the site in question within 24 hrs and report back to the AIS Committee.
Well Done Wright County!
Seeking to stop starry stonewort - by Juliana Thill in Dockside magazine. (shared with permission).
The recording of the Starry Stonewort Summit is also available.
Changing the Mindset on AIS - by Nick Phelps, Jeff Forester in Dockside magazine. (shared with permission).