Cedarville Bay Restoration

The Watershed Council has two on-going projects in Cedarville Bay to address the continuing threat of the invasive Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum). In the spring of 2007, aquatic weevils (Euhrychiopsis lecontei) were planted in the Bay as a biological control agent against the milfoil. Since the introduction of the weevil, the Council has been monitoring the density of the milfoil and condition of the test areas. In January 2010, the Council released a study of the success of the weevil project. Click here to review the study.

weed harvester

While the weevils have been busy munching the milfoil, the Council contracted with Flotation Docking to remove the milfoil from the boat launch area and the town dock with the help of a mechanical weed harvester. Other areas included east of Cedarville Marine and in front of the Boat School. Approximately 700 cubic yards of weeds were removed from the Bay during the first season of use to make boating assess easier and more enjoyable.