A 25-year, grassroots initiative to manage the spread of Eurasian watermilfoil, an invasive aquatic plant, in a Southern Adirondack lake is described. A dedicated group of long-term volunteers, together with local government and lake association support, employed a variety of management methods to control the Eurasian watermilfoil, keeping the lake attractive for recreational use. The management methods, volunteer effort, funding, and outcome for each epoch are included, along with keys to success, lessons learned, and future challenges.
Gajjar, Avi; Oppenlander, Jane; Schaffer, Michael; and TeKolste, E. Kurt
"Challenges and Successes Managing Eurasian Watermilfoil in Lake Luzerne: A 25 Year Citizen-Government Partnership,"
Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies: Vol. 24
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalworks.union.edu/ajes/vol24/iss1/3