have been 30 responses to the survey to date. Several respondents
did not submit an answer to every question so there are fewer than
30 responses to several of the questions. We are continuing to
accept new responses to the survey.
Recent aquatic plant growth in Van Vliet Lake, due to low
water levels, has reached a nuisance level which is
impacting recreational use of the lake.
opinion, the most negative factor of excessive aquatic plant
growth in the lake is related to:
about the health of the lake. 15
ability to maintain a swimming beach.
impact on fishing.
difficulty of boat navigation. 10
no negative effects to the aquatic plant growth. 3
believe the best approach to managing lake weeds is:
should use legal methods to manage their own
growth should be considered on a whole lake scale and
control methods should reflect a concerted approach.
growth should be considered a natural part of the lake
environment and not be interfered with under any
Lake Association should pursue the creation of an aquatic
plant management plan for Van Vliet Lake. A management plan
makes recommendations to promote a healthy, diverse
community of aquatic plants. This may include protection of
native plants in some areas, measures to prevent the
introduction of invasive species, methods to continue
patterns of recreational use that have been historically
present in a lake, or rehabilitation efforts to control an
imbalance in the plant community.
cutting was recommended, I would be most comfortable with:
managing cutting for their own shoreline access in
accordance with DNR regulations. 4
professional harvesting organization being hired for all
cutting zones. 20
of weeds under any circumstances. 6
chemical treatment was recommended, I would be most
managing their own shoreline using legally licensed
applicators in accordance with DNR regulations. 3
professional organization being hired for all treatment
no use of
chemicals under any circumstances. 13
support an aquatic plant management plan, I would be willing
to spend on an annual basis:
be willing to volunteer my time to support an aquatic plant
I am adequately informed about the issues and consequences
of proliferation of lake vegetation in the short and long