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1 All Lakes Coalition – Ontwa Township Eagle Lake Improvement Association, INC (ELIA) 2010 – Aquatic Plant Control & CLMP Margie Allan Paul J. Sniadecki

2 ALL LAKES Coalition – Ontwa Township The LAKES – Ours to Protect Eagle Lake 

3 WELCOME ! Third Annual Third Annual Meeting of the Ontwa Township ALL LAKES COALITION Sept 8, 2010 Modified from…..

4 ALL LAKES Coalition – Ontwa Township The LAKES – Ours to Protect Our Starting Points…. The LAKE – “Ours to Protect” Know Thy Self (Socrates – 400 B.C.)… Know Thy Lake (ELIA ) Maintain Property Values & Navigation Save Money $$$ to Fund Needed Action

5 ALL LAKES Coalition – Ontwa Township The LAKES – Ours to Protect Our History…. Using Contractor for EWM Control – On Average $7,500+/yr Cost Commenced CLMP Monitoring M Petrifilm for Ecoli & Coliform Bacteria Tests Water Quality Committee Expansion CLMP Exotic Plant Watch Program Started 2009

6 ALL LAKES Coalition – Ontwa Township The LAKES – Ours to Protect

7 ALL LAKES Coalition – Ontwa Township The LAKES – Ours to Protect

8 ALL LAKES Coalition – Ontwa Township The LAKES – Ours to Protect

9 ALL LAKES Coalition – Ontwa Township The LAKES – Ours to Protect Surface Area% Supporting Plant Growth – 1978 Study Source: Dr. G Snow, Andrews Unv. Tech Report 1978

10 ALL LAKES Coalition – Ontwa Township The LAKES – Ours to Protect What We Did in 2010…. Mapped/GPS Known EWM Locations Obtained DNRE Permit - $400 (20 Acres) Procured 800 lbs NAVIGATE ($179/50lbs vs $249) Applied at 75lbs/acre vs. 24lbs by Contractor Applied NAVIGATE Starting when Water Temp Reached 61F Dealt with Channel Discoveries Fall Treatments Scheduled

11 ALL LAKES Coalition – Ontwa Township The LAKES – Ours to Protect Our Results So Far in 2010…. “Successes” Despite High Spring Phosphorus and 1 of the Warmest Summers on Record 2 Weeks for Total Eradication, Outperformed Liquid Herbicide Treatments by Contractors Vallisinara, Chara, Pond Weed Moving In Where EWM was Raking Needed: “IF YOU LIVE ON A LAKE, YOU NEED TO HAVE A RAKE”. Our Big Challenge Going Forward – Fuel for Future Weeds

12 ALL LAKES Coalition – Ontwa Township The LAKES – Ours to Protect Our Future Plans…. Use 2011 as Additional Year to “Know Thy Lake” Continue Work to Establish & Implement a SAD (Special Assessment District) for years ahead (Its Really About Maintaining Property Values) Work with ONTWA Township on Master Land Use Plan (Lakes as Assets and Ordinances to Protect) Further Expand Quality Committee & CLMP HOPE for Luck and Good Fortune…

13 ALL LAKES Coalition – Ontwa Township The LAKES – Ours to Protect QUESTIONS ? COMMENTS ? ADDITIONAL INFO?

14 ALL LAKES Coalition – Ontwa Township The LAKES – Ours to Protect


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