Lake Management

The Lake Management Committee Reports and Information

Lake Management Chair: Dowe Parsons

TREATMENT Notice:  Monday, August 10th,  Sand Lake will be treated for Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM).  Swimming restrictions will be posted on all shorelines.

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

Map of identified Eurasian Water Milfoil, Summer 2015 (July 28, 2015) and proposed treatment areas.  Click HERE: Sand July 2015 Treatment Plan

Make sure you review these two great presentations from Jason Broekstra of PLM and Angela Depalma-Dow of MSU:
Jason – Lake Management Planning
Angela – Cooperative Lake Program

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.

SLPOA – Lake Management Special Assessment District Renewal

Sand Lake Management Plan and Recommendations

Plant ID sheets

Sand Lake August 2014 Invasive Plant Survey and Recommendation

Sand Lake EWM GPS Location Points AUG 14 2014

Sand Lake Spring 2014 Invasive Plant Survey

Lake Management Meeting summary 3 15 14

SLPOA Lake Management member info 6 11 13

Sand Lake Spring Treatment May 6 2013

Lake Management Committee Jan 2013 Report

Lake Management Report March 2013