2021 Weed Pick-Up – Updated Barging Policy – Plants Must Be Free Of Trash!

It is the OLMD policy regarding collection of aquatic plants from landowners that all plants for pick up MUST be placed on the end of the pier. This placement facilitates pick up, avoids damage to the hull of the barge on shoreline obstructions (i.e., rocks) and keeps employees safe while transferring plant material to the barge. In the event plants must be on the shoreline, they must be in one pile in a location allowing the employees to easily transfer the plants directly to the barge. Please note that adequate space is required between piers, boat-lifts, etc. to safely maneuver the barge to the pick-up point (20 feet minimum). If, in the opinion of the Lake Operations Supervisor (and after discussion with the riparian owner), these conditions are not met, the Commission’s policy is to refuse pick up of plant material until the above conditions have been met.
Plants will be picked up Monday through Friday (weather permitting). Please check the OLMD website home page (www.olmd.org) frequently to review the updated cutting schedule. OLMD strongly prefers plant piles directly on piers. In the event that a bin or receptacle is used, please drill drain holes in the bottom. Plants must be free of any trash, such as cans, tree limbs, leaves, etc., because the farmers who receive the plant material will not accept anything except plants. Thank you for your cooperation in meeting these requirements. If you have any questions, please call 262-966-0286.