Aug, 23, 2015

Keeping Lake Waubeeka Free of Invasive Species

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Whether you have lived at Lake Waubeeka for 50 years or 5 days, the Board of Directors hopes you share our passion for keeping the lake free of invasive species .

You’ve probably noticed the signs at the gates and the beaches warning against transporting Zebra Mussels. There are many other invasive aquatic species that we must prevent from entering Lake Waubeeka. The best and only way to do that is to not allow access to any other boats other than the ones we keep on our shores. We particularly want to stress that any stand up paddle boards that you use on Lake Waubeeka should not be used on other bodies of water because they, too, can transport invasive species. Do not allow your guests to bring boats or boards or recently used fishing gear into the lake. Most of the species such as zebra mussels, Asian clams , spiny water fleas are NOT visible to the naked eye, so you will not see them hitching a ride on your boat or board.

There are invasive plants that are already on our shores, such as purple loosestrife. The board is exploring ways to limit its growth. And lastly, the Canada Geese are not welcome at our lake. If you see them, do not feed them and if you feel energetic clap your hands and run after them to scare them off. They create a massive amount of excrement on our shores, floats, docks and in the water. Bacteria levels can become dangerous when geese are swimming on the lake.

Your help keeping Lake Waubeeka clean and pristine is greatly appreciated!! Any questions, please contact one of the Board members listed on the website.

Article Credit: Monnie Newman

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