Water Chestnut Removed from Lake Carmi, Vermont

Carolyn Rhodes gathers water chestnut (vtwatershedblog.com)

Carolyn Rhodes gathers water chestnut (vtwatershedblog.com)

     Lake Carmi, the 26th Vermont lake/pond with water chestnut, recently had its load lightened by a group of volunteers led by Lakes and Ponds Management and Protection staff. Over 6,300 water chestnut plants were removed, totalling an estimated 2,100 lbs (wet) of material; the area, known locally as Mill Pond, appears from surveys to be the only area of the 1,400 acre lake infested. A great example of the importance of “Clean, drain, dry,” a campaign asking boaters to take responsibility in stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species.