Invasive plants can destroy a lake. There are many lakes throughout the state that are in trouble. We want you to be aware of the fact that Lake Helen is no longer exempt from the problem. Plants that are detrimental to the health of the lake have entered our beautiful waters. We need everyone's help to get a handle on this problem and to stop the spreading.
The first major Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) control treatment took place on TUESDAY MAY 27th, 2014
This treatment was done by a professional applicator under a permit that was granted by the Wisconsin DNR. The treatment needed to take place when the water temperature was right for the EWM to be growing, but it was still too early for the native plants. Now we need to wait and see just how effective the treatment was. It is likely that some EWM will continue to propagate and grow, so the manual pulling will need to continue.
If you see any EWM plants, please contact Rob Hvizdak or one of the Commissioners.
Lake Helen Eurasian Water Milfoil Locations
Eurasian Water Milfoil
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EARLY DETECTION & RESPONSE GRANT
The Lake Helen R&P District has been taking action to stop the spread of Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) and other invasive species. An "EARLY DETECTION & RESPONSE GRANT" has been applied for and approved. The grant will provide funds from the state for a two-year period to help with this huge task.