Lake Arrowhead Conservation Council
The mission of the Lake Arrowhead Conservation Council through fundraising, government grants and member donations is to protect and conserve the natural resources of Lake Arrowhead, specifically targeting the prevention and control of invasive aquatic plants and animals in our waterbody.
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June 25, 2021
Hi LACC Members:
Just wanted to give you an update as we wrap up our first week of full operations in both the DASH and CBI programs. CBI inspections started on Monday at the Ledgemere DAM boat ramp. Inspections will be manned 7 days a week at that location at least through the Labor Day Weekend. We also will have an inspector at the Bay Cove LAC Members Only Boat ramp on Saturdays and Sundays.
The DASH program did get a jump on our normal season start. We were fortunate to have enough DASH crew available to run one boat since the middle of May where we concentrated on member beaches, boat ramps and some Pay for Play programs. We started this past Monday with both DASH Harvesters out and have been filling the baskets and barrels daily. I’ve included pictures for our website. But the big news is LACC has hired its first female boat captain this year! We’d like to welcome Captain Charlotte Sanfason to our team. Charlotte has grown up on our lake and has a love for the lake like all of us do. Some of the pictures show the diver prepping to enter and the full face mask that is utilized with communication equipment. There is one picture with Capt Charlotte and the second diver with the head gear on. She keeps in constant communication with the diver on the bottom at all times. Its’s not easy work as you see the Captain transferring the milfoil into the large cage basket and barrel from the receiving basket. The divers split the day between active harvesting below and the communication/safety role on the topside.
Finishing this up now so I can run off to meet with John McPhedran, the head of the Maine DEP Invasive Aquatic Division. We are going to review the current growth level and discuss future plans.
Have a great weekend.. Hope to see you on the lake….