The Aquatic Invasive Starry Stonewort
Starry stonewort plant and reproductive bulbil
The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency would like to thank all the Geneva Lake lovers that contributed to our starry stonewort management. Although things are now a bit different than a year ago, managing invasive plants is still a priority for the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency. Money raised through Go-Fund Me will be used for starry stonewort and aquatic invasive species control.
At present the GLEA is planning on conducting another lake-wide aquatic plant survey during the summer of 2020 to see if the plant has spread to other areas in the lake. Education of boaters to clean their boats, trailer, bilges, bait buckets and live wells as they move from one lake to another is vital in controlling the spread of starry stonewort to other lakes. Just as important in controlling the spread of starry stonewort within Geneva Lake is the cleaning of anchors, of plant material and sediment (mud) as you move from site to site on Geneva Lake.
It is illegal to leave a launch site with vegetation hanging on your vehicle, boat or trailer. You will not be allowed to launch on Geneva Lake if you do not follow the required boat cleaning before you launch. See the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources web site ( https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Invasives/boat.html)
for information on boat transportation and bait laws.
For more information on Geneva Lake's starry stonewort management visit the link on this homepage to Current Information.
REMEMBER, ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT THE SPREAD OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES.
KEEP A CLEAN BOAT.
Please click on the above lake picture to go to our GoFundMe site and make a contribution to starry stonewort management.