MLRA Invasive Plant Patrol





Helping to Identify Invasive Species In and Around the Lake
 
 
MLRA is currently working with YCIASP (York County Invasive Aquatic Species Program) to set up additional training opportunities for current and new IPP members. Over the past few years at least one training workshop has taken place somewhere on the lake and we are in the process of scheduling another workshop this year (date and location on the lake TBD).  Once dates are confirmed we will post to the MLRA website and include in our next newsletter. We’ll also have much more information on the MLRA IPP at the annual meeting.

Attached is a map of the lake that identifies areas currently with volunteer coverage and "priority area" along that we are looking for more volunteers for. If your favorite area is already being covered by a volunteer don’t worry! Having multiple volunteers patrolling the same areas is not a bad thing. If you are interested in helping out with this effort, you may select any area you want and we can have multiple people patrolling the same area. The key is to eventually have volunteer monitors covering as much of the lake as possible.

Being a plant patrol member means you are equipped with the tools to know what to do when you see something out of the ordinary with plants in or around the lake. Patrolling for invasive aquatic plants primarily involves snorkeling, kayaking, or canoeing around the shoreline of the lake. If this is something you love to do or already do regularly throughout the growing season, then being a member of an IPP team is for you. YOU are the front line eyes on the lake and are the first line of defense in protecting the lake from aquatic invaders.

If you are interested in joining the MLRA IPP and covering your area on the IPP map, please email us at general@mousamlake.org.
 
 
 

 
 

Helping to Identify Invasive Species In and Around the Lake
 
MLRA is currently working with YCIASP (York County Invasive Aquatic Species Program) to set up additional training opportunities for current and new IPP members. Over the past few years at least one training workshop has taken place somewhere on the lake and we are in the process of scheduling another workshop this year (date and location on the lake TBD).  Once dates are confirmed we will post to the MLRA website and include in our next newsletter. We’ll also have much more information on the MLRA IPP at the annual meeting.

Attached is a map of the lake that identifies areas currently with volunteer coverage and "priority area" along that we are looking for more volunteers for. If your favorite area is already being covered by a volunteer don’t worry! Having multiple volunteers patrolling the same areas is not a bad thing. If you are interested in helping out with this effort, you may select any area you want and we can have multiple people patrolling the same area. The key is to eventually have volunteer monitors covering as much of the lake as possible.

Being a plant patrol member means you are equipped with the tools to know what to do when you see something out of the ordinary with plants in or around the lake. Patrolling for invasive aquatic plants primarily involves snorkeling, kayaking, or canoeing around the shoreline of the lake. If this is something you love to do or already do regularly throughout the growing season, then being a member of an IPP team is for you. YOU are the front line eyes on the lake and are the first line of defense in protecting the lake from aquatic invaders.

If you are interested in joining the MLRA IPP and covering your area on the IPP map, please email us at general@mousamlake.org.