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Loch Garry Lake Association

News from the Loch Garry Lake Association:

Since we first met in mid-October we continue to make progress in understanding and solving the milfoil problem in Loch Garry.

Firstly, I wish to thank everyone for their great interest and dedication to addressing this problem. At the first meeting I was overwhelmed with the high level of attendance and huge interest exhibited by all. The meeting was well organized and informative.

In the interim we have officially formed an association and an executive consisting of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and five Directors. We have not yet adopted a logo so if the artistic fervor grabs you we would be pleased to receive your idea. You may send it to the e-mail listed below.

We are liaising with the Township of North Glengarry as well as the Raisin Region Conservation Authority. The RRCA has kindly offered its help by providing technical assistance as well as hosting our web presence allowing us to disseminate information as widely as possible. As we collect more information we will organize it and distribute it via the website. Stay tuned…

The Ministry of Natural Resources continues to be involved in Loch Garry. Additional water testing is planned for this coming winter, likely in February. We will endeavor to obtain results and distribute them as soon as possible.

We are reviewing the current state of milfoil control in locales similar to Ontario in order to select the most promising and efficient technology. We have and are discussing the problem with subject matter experts at Trent University.

Our research is showing that the predominant solution is the use of local weevils. We continue to determine whether it is the most promising and cost-effective solution. To that end we are planning to meet in January with a company that is in the forefront of research and control of Eurasian watermilfoil. We are expecting them to present a plan to us that we can review to establish a schedule and cost. We intend to present our plan to all shortly thereafter.

Once again I thank you all for your interest and help.

Peter Baumeister,

Chair, Loch Garry Lake Association

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