Keeping Our Lake Free of Invasive Species

This Sign, along with others around the lake are part of a province-wide program supported by the NB Department of the Environment, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, The Canadian Invasive Species Council and the New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations.

All lakes in this area are very concerned by the fact that a plant called Eurasian Watermilfoil has established itself at the boat launches at Woodstock, Nackawic and Mactaquac. This is a highly aggressive species that spreads when a small piece breaks off and drifts to another location. If a piece of this plant is attached to a watercraft and gets in a lake it will spread rapidly choking out all other native plant life and when it dies and decomposes each fall the oxygen levels in the water can drop to a level that is harmful to fish.

If you are trailering your boat to another body of water PLEASE be certain that before putting it back into Davidson lake that you inspect it thoroughly and remove any debris, plants or mud from the trailer, prop or jet drive, and please mention this to others who might be visiting our lake and launching a boat.

We have also been part of NBALA’s workshops on “Invasive Plant Patrol” to gain more knowledge on how to identify this dangerous plant.  If you’re interested in more information, please contact the association and stay tuned for me opportunities to learn more over the summer.