This lake management project provides lake improvement to Pleasant Lake by controlling invasive and nuisance aquatic weeds.
The weeds are controlled by the application of special chemicals to the lake, followed by additional spot applications as necessary.
The Pleasant Lake improvement project began in 2014. The The current lake management project is for a five year period (2014 to 2018).
Second Washtenaw County Board of Public Works Public Hearing to be held on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019.
Aquatic plants are an important part of any lake or pond. They provide food and protection for fish, waterfowl, insects, mammals and microscopic animals. These plants also help replenish oxygen to the aquatic environment, critical for the survival of fish and other aquatic organisms.
However, aquatic plants can also become a nuisance. Invasive plants that are not native to Michigan can grow rapidly out of control, choking out other plants and organisms and reducing recreational options in the lake.
Starry stonewort is one example of an invasive plant seen in Michigan waters. Click here to learn more about starry stonewort from the Huron River Watershed Council.
Special Assessments to cover the cost of this project may be levied on the 2014 to 2018 winter tax bills of properties located within the special assessment district.