Leverett Pond Weed Management Update

The Friends of Leverett Pond (FLP) plans to combat the vigorous growth of the invasive weeds variable milfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum) and Eurasian milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) and associated algae in Leverett Pond. Approximately 8 acres of the 102-acre pond will be treated with the herbicide ProcellaCOR (mixed to specifically target milfoil) and algae will be treated using an algaecide. The treatment is not expected to kill other plant species. The treatment will take place predominantly in shallow shoreline waters (approximately 1 to 4 feet in depth), where milfoil grows in abundance, and includes the public access pool, as well as at a few infestations in the deeper waters away from the shoreline. The scheduled treatment date is July 6, 2022, and will be applied by an applicator licensed by the State of Massachusetts (COLIN GOSSELIN, Water & Wetland, LLC) using an airboat to minimize plant fragmentation. The project will be conducted under state permits and Leverett Conservation Commission (LCC) approval and will follow the Order of Conditions under MDEP 200-0196 issued by the LCC.

Pond users are asked to remain off the pond on July 6.

High visibility notices will be posted along adjacent roads and unmonitored waterfronts, at the town’s public access, transfer station, town hall and library.

If you have any questions please contact friendsofleverettpond@gmail.org.

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