Starry Stonewort Treatment Has Begun! Please See Map & Avoid The Treatment Areas

Please be aware that Starry Stonewort treatment has begun at the Golden Mast site! Hooray! Please note the location of the treatment area near the Golden Mast on the map on the “Reports” page and avoid this area until the barrier curtain is removed possibly sometime next week. The picture shown on the “Reports” page clearly indicates the areas where Starry Stonewort was found in 2019. Please be aware that the 2020 chemical treatment area might be a bit smaller due to sampling and the DNR’s subsequent decision on where to treat. The picture also shows a stand of Starry Stonewort located near the bridge. This area is being left untreated at this time at the direction of the DNR. The Army Corp of Engineers has been working with the DNR and the OLMD to determine the correct “chemical cocktail” that will treat the Starry Stonewort stands in Okauchee Lake. The DNR has directed that the stand near the bridge will remain as a “control” area to determine impacts from the treatment in the area near the Golden Mast. More information will be available in upcoming weeks and months about the results of the treatment. As with many things this year, please remain positive and hope for a great outcome!