A group of Greater Lake Sylvia Association members, a research assistant from Clemson University, personnel from Lake Restoration Inc. and others congregated at the lake's public access on Wednesday morning, June 21, to fight the next battle in the association's ongoing effort against a new starry stonewort infestation.
|Chris Hector, left, president of the Greater Lake Sylvia Association, and Clearwater Lake Association President Jim Kutzner examine aquatic vegetation to see if it is starry stonewort on Wednesday, June 21, just prior to treatment for the invasive algae.|
Chris Hector, president of the lake association, explained that what had been a small infestation at the access is gradually spreading into a nearby bay, and the total infested area is now about 1.67 acres. Growth of new starry stonewort, which was only a few inches earlier this spring, has now reached about a foot.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017