Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Long Lake Needs Your Help: Increase your knowledge of Long Lake!

Below are Additional Ways You and Your Family
May Help Preserve and Protect Your Long Lake

Long Lake “Eyes on the Water” Early Detection for Aquatic Invasive Species Program Needs:   

People who can use their boats to troll their section of the lake for a couple of hours twice a summer (mid-June & August). You will be looking at aquatic vegetation in the shallow areas for suspicious vegetation to sample.  You simply peer into the water with polarized sunglasses on a calm day as you troll the vegetated area of the lake. Resource guides will be provided for comparison purposes. The goal of early detection of invasive species is to help LLAA to respond to problems areas while they are small.

There is an opportunity to be trained at one of the two training sessions planned for 6/18 or else 8/6/2020 at 10 AM, or at your convenience if neither training date works for you.  We will follow social distancing guidelines; you provide your own mask and gloves.

If this sounds interesting and/or if you have more questions, provide your contact information for to LLAA AIS detection team.  It is key to find invasive species early before they spread.

Be a Part of our Eyes on the Water Early Detection Program.

Neighborhood Docks Needed as Host Sites to Hang 10” PVC pipe for Zebra Mussel Early Detection.
Do you have room under your dock to hang a 10” (or 24") white PVC pipe called a Zebra Mussel Settlement Sampler (ZMSS)?

Hang it about a foot off the bottom of the lake this summer in a shady area.  The ZMSS will help with early detection of zebra mussel invaders.  We would like to have these placed all around the lake for early detection coverage.  A Free 10" X 4" ZMSS will be provided for you to hang under your dock. email:

You can begin checking it in August every couple weeks for tiny zebra mussels.  You can report on it electronically each autumn.  If you already have a ZMSS please put it out. For more information on tips and techniques for monitoring for AIS, check out this link:

Report new infestations
If you suspect a new infestation of an aquatic invasive plant or animal, note the exact location, take a photo or keep the specimen, and call the AIS specialist in your region.