Text and images amended from G. Springston, S. Wright, and C. Dowey.
On May 1, 2018, the Aquatic Nuisance Control General Permit for the use of nonchemical aquatic nuisance and rapid response control activities, was issued. This general permit is limited to the use of benthic barriers and powered mechanical devices that utilize diver assisted suction harvesting as nonchemical aquatic nuisance control activities in waters of the State. Control activities include: aquatic nuisance control activities that target only aquatic plants determined to be an
The shoreline is an important and sensitive area that connects the aquatic world with the adjacent upland. These “edge” areas provide essential habitat for fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects, and other wildlife. They also set the stage for good water quality, as the vegetation and natural forest duff layer along the shore infiltrate pollutant- and silt-laden stormwater runoff, keeping lake water clean.