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2016 Milfoil Control Status

Our Volunteers

Luc Aalmans
Bob Aldunate
Barbara Blum
Bryan Bourque
Jean Bourque
Ted Brant Lake Farm
Daniel Brennan
Wayne Butler
Peter Cassidy
Jeff Clark
Sally Clark (Raymond)
Daniel Clow
Rachael DeBenedictus
Jack DeGregorio
Dianne Dreyer
Allen Elkin
Josh Elkin
Cheryl Engelbrecht
Joanne Esposito
Thomas Fisk
Cecilia Fitzpatrick
Irv Freedman
Gail Frenz
Gary Frenz
Dan Gaddy
Nelson Gillespie
Joyce Greenidge
Jack Hagerty
Jeanne Hagerty
Justin Hardcastle
Jim Hayes
Devon Hedges
Eric Hesse
Nate Hill
Nate Hill
Brandon Himoff
David Iasevoli
Greg Jackson
Laurie Jackson
Jim Keilman
Dave King
Mary King
Bob & Suzanne Klein
Oblo Lange
Jane Lewit
Marc Lustick
Bette Lynch
Jessica Lynch
Matt Lynch
Terry Lynch
Dave McNierney
Angie Mead
Elna Meader
Karen Meltzer
Laurence Meltzer
Joe Millington
Katie Mockler
Elizabeth Morgan
Alex Nuwer
Guy OBrien
Mary Paladin
Steve Paton
Glen Purcell
Frank Riess
Stanley Rusak
Barbara Salander
Jeffrey Schanzer
Douglas Schultz
Carolyn Schumann
Jim Sidford
A.J. Szilagyi
Heather Szilagyi
I. Szilagyi
Jerry Szilagyi
Jim Ventura
Ben Wells
Beth Wells
Kathy Wells
Jayne Wynne
Tom Wynne

88 Volunteers!

Brant Lake is located in the southeastern region of the Adirondack Mountains in New York State. The lake has faced a very serious problem; the invasion by a non-native aquatic plant called Eurasion Milfoil. The purpose of this website is provide education about the problem, document the history and status of control efforts, and to coordinate volunteer efforts in dealing with the problem.

The Problem

Hadlock Pond Milfoil

Eurasian Milfoil grows quickly in spring, creating a dense leaf canopy that shades out native aquatic plants. These dense milfoil beds:

  • Inhibit recreational uses like swimming, boating, and fishing.
  • Disrupt predator-prey relationships by fencing out larger fish, and thus reducing the growth of these sought-after "lunkers".
  • Crowd out more nutrient-rich native plants that waterfowl and other native aquatic species depend on.

These problems reduce the enjoyment of the lake, and can impact property values.

The picture to the left was taken at nearby Hadlock Pond in September 2009. We don't want this to happen to Brant Lake.

What Is Being Done?

Volunteers from the Brant Lake Association along with community members are donating time and money to fight the problem. Explore this website to find details on these efforts. Click here for details.

Add me to your volunteer email list

To join our group of volunteers and be placed on our email list, click here. Once you have joined, you will receive notices of work projects and dates.

Finding and Reporting Milfoil

Milfoil readily propagates by fragmentation, and new beds are discovered yearly. Milfoil cannot be removed until the location is verified and communicated to our volunteer and profressional divers. If you would like to know how to best look for milfoil in you lakefront area, or have discovered milfoil and would like to report it, click here for information.

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