Elberta Beach Baby's Breath:Volunteers wield newly-donated spades, developed after a successful restoration effort on Crystal Lake
With only one workbee remaining (August 3rd) we have many people to thank! Dozens of volunteer hours have been committed to removing invasive baby's breath from Elberta Beach and ISN wants to thank everyone who participated in this summer's efforts to restore a special stretch of beach along Lake Michigan.
We also want to show extra appreciation to Bruce Baker, from Radius Garden, who donated five "Root Slayer" shovels to ISN! After tackling his own beach restoration project on Crystal Lake, in Benzie County, he developed a spade that would directly target the thick tap roots which baby's breath grows. They have been a great help!
July 2-8, 2017 marked Aquatic Invasive Species Week. It's always important to remember to Clean, Drain, and Dry your water-craft before and after entering a water body. Doing so will help reduce the risk of spreading aquatic invasive species.
It's important to remember that not only motorized water-craft need to be Cleaned, Drained, and Dried! Kayaks, water boards, waders, and other items used while in the water should also be held to the same standard.
ISN hosted a Landing Blitz along with the Benzie Conservation District and Crystal Lake And Watershed Association as well as participated in one held by the Manistee Conservation District on Bear Lake with help from the Benzie Conservation District's Aquatic Invasive Species team.
Thank you to all who participated!
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