We must always be vigilant and protect our lake against invasive species.
One threat that has been seen in other Quebec lakes is the Eurasian Milfoil, an aquatic plant.
Many thanks to Karl Wockner for putting together this video presentation on Eurasian Milfoil, and how to protect Lake Louisa, in 2015.
Seaplane and Boat Contamination
We asked the biologist, Vanessa Nadeau, who ran the shoreline mapping project for the LLPOA in the summer of 2017, how we can minimize the chance of seaplanes bringing invasive species into the lake. She suggested the link to the video below.
The video is quite informative not only for pilots, but also for boat owners, as it illustrates clearly the damage some of these species can create, and how easily the transference can happen between bodies of water on a boat or a plane. As you know, Eurasian Milfoil is the one we are most concerned about, and it is prominently featured in this video.
And as always, remember that we can protect our lake from invasive species by making sure that all watercraft, motorized or paddle, are washed before entering the lake.