Volunteers Needed to Help Remove Curly-leaf Pondweed

We need volunteers to help remove Curly-leaf Pondweed

An aquatic invasive plant called Curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) has been present in Rice Lake since 2014, and has been spreading downstream through the Turtle River system toward the TFF. It was found in Pike Lake last year.

The infestation is quite bad in Rice Lake, and to a lesser extent in Pike Lake and the Turtle River. Next in line downstream is Lake of the Falls, and then the Turtle Flambeau Flowage.

The Iron County Lakes and Rivers Alliance (ICLRA) has been battling this for years. They are now organizing a CLP pulling effort this spring.

Please see the attached documents for details, and a sign-up sheet. They are looking for volunteers to go out with non-motorized craft and pull weeds with rakes.

Please consider volunteering to help our neighbors to the north with this issue, and in turn, helping the TFF with the potential influx of this nasty invasive.

Randy Payne
Invasive Species Coordinator