People have noticed an increase in the growth of weeds in our lakes – especially in Lake Pleasant. Last year, LPSA arranged for a fresh-water lake specialist from the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) to visit our lake to survey the issue. The good news is that the plant that is the worst problem is a native plant, not an invasive species (grass-leafed pondweed). The bad news is that warmer lake temperatures and increased nutrients in the lake are helping this weed proliferate in our lakes.
We have launched an information campaign to share information with lake shore property owners about actions they can take to reduce the run-off of nutrients from their property into the lakes. This information is shown in this linked file.