The Lake Management Committee Reports and Information
Lake Management Chair: Dowe Parsons
TREATMENT Note: Monday, June 29th, the the NE shoreline and West shoreline will be treated for Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM). Additionally, the canals in the NE and NW areas will be spot treated for Starry Stonewort. The results of the lake survey indicate that the long, cold winter seems to have slowed down emergence of EWM in the main lake body. The lake will be re-surveyed in July to determine treatment considerations for that area.
Please click the links below for important information regarding Sand Lake Management issues:
Important Treatment Information For Summer 2015: You will receive a treatment notice mailed to your address of record as filed with the township you live in, as required by the State of Michigan DEQ. This notice will provide information on herbicides that are used to manage invasive species in Sand Lake. If you do not receive this notice, please contact your township to make sure your mailing address is correct. A copy is here: Sand Lake 2015 Notice
Treatment dates are approximate due to the need for proper weather conditions. Currently, Sand is scheduled to be surveyed and mapped for invasive species during the Mid-May 2015 time frame. Within one week of the mapping (weather permitting), herbicide will be used to treat areas that are found to have invasive plants. Any required swimming restrictions will be posted via paper bulletins along the affected shore lines. Additional surveys will occur after the treatment (to visually measure the effectiveness of the treatment) and in late July (to determine if a secondary treatment is advisable). As soon as treatment dates are scheduled, they will be posted here for your information. Please bookmark this page for future reference.
Sand Lake is treating Eurasian Water Milfoil using the herbicide Renovate from SePRO. You can read the Material Data Safety Sheet (MDS) here: renovateotf_msds
Results of EWM DNA Testing Performed By Grand Valley State University: Sand Lake Genetic Testing Results
Results of Herbicide Resistance Testing Performed By SePRO: Sand Lake PlanTEST Confidential 20150219
Results of Fall 2014 Water Quality Testing Performed By PLM: Sand Lake 2014 WQ Report
LEARNING ABOUT MICHIGAN LAKE MANAGEMENT: Watch Dr. Jo Lattimore of the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wild Life discuss lake weed identification. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgMWFJmu1Sw&feature=youtu.be