Lake Singletary Watershed Association
Dedicated to the Preservation and Protection of Lake Singletary and its Watershed
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Invasive Species Control
 
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Our Program
Goal
The goal of our “Invasive Species Control” program is to protect Lake Singletary’s ecosystem and surrounding environment from harm and destruction caused by invasive species. 

Objective
Since it is nearly impossible to remove invasive species in their entirety, the objective is to focus on controlling the most dangerous invasive species found in our watershed.

Method
Today LSWA implements 2 methods for controlling unwanted invasive species.
  1. Chemical Control – By applying herbicides in late spring and early summer to kill off species during their most active season. This procedure can be costly.
  2. Mechanical Control – By reducing the lakes water level (water drawdown) to expose the invasive species to the harsh winter environment. This procedure is the least expensive, providing you have the ability to control the level of your lake or pond.  LSWA also uses the Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting method (D.A.S.H.), and can be an expensive alternative.

Note: Lake Singletary Watershed Association’s “Invasive Species Control” program is designed to meet the association’s goals and objectives as documented in the "Singletary Lake Management Plan"as well as meeting Town (Order of Conditions), State, and Government requirements. Since Lake Singletary’s Management Plan was conducted in 1995, this section will provide the most current information on any changes to the original plan. LSWA is also in the process of updating its original plan to include any changes since 1995, and rest assured, there have been some new developments. 
 
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