Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 6, 2011

New milfoil colony found on Lake Placid, New York

By CHRIS MORRIS, Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID - Shore owners have found a new milfoil colony on Lake Placid.

Lake Placid Shore Owners Association President Mark Wilson said two members of his group were out kayaking last month when they discovered a swath of variable-leaf milfoil near "False Outlet," which flows in and out of Brewster Bay.

This new colony is located right around the corner from Paradox Bay, where divers from Aquatic Invasive Management removed an infestation in July 2009.

Wilson said AIM and shore owners have identified seven plants within a 50-square-foot area. AIM's co-owner, Tommy Thomson, told the Enterprise the new infestation was likely caused by a fragment that got loose when his crews were mitigating the Paradox Bay colony.

"It took a couple of years for it to be noticed," he said. "We swam through last year and didn't find anything."...

Wilson said he reached out to North Elba town Supervisor Roby Politi and Lake Placid village Mayor Craig Randall. He said he wants to discuss the next steps for mitigating the new infestation, and keep the town and the village updated on actions taken by the Shore Owners Association...

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