Milfoil weevil project update – how to donate
If you would like to contribute to milfoil suppression work, please send your cheque to the Scugog Lake Stewards at 237 Queen Street (the Scugog Chamber office), P. O. Box 1282, Port Perry, Ont., L9L 1B9. You can also donate through PayPal using this site as an entry. Please indicate the funds are to go ‘weevils’.We are encouraging community wide involvement to help pay for this year’s weevil implant of 10,000 new native milfoil weevils which will be an ever-expanding bio-control for our lake’s Eurasian watermilfoil invasion. These photos taken from a ‘quadcopter’ show how thick the weeds were in the area where we implanted the weevils. Initially the choice had been to do the implant off Aldred’s Beach and in fact the site’s GPS points had been registered, the permit sent in and approved by the Trent-Severn Waterway. However, shortly before the implant date, it was found that there was a buoy-marked water-ski course right through the site as chosen. After unsuccessfully trying to get the course moved by the users, Mr. Borrowman of EnviroScience had to cancel those plans and find another suitable site on the lake. The best site that he found having the most significant beds of milfoil was on the western side of the lake, off Coulcliff Blvd. So once again Mr. Borrowman set up the co-ordinates of a possible implant on his GPS and submitted another application to the Waterway. It was finally accepted and the implant of 10,000 went forward on July 22, 2014. We have plans to do a second set of aerial photographs as early as September, but will be following up through the year next year as well.