by WG Muir, board member
That’s right, after all that hard work! Zero results, NO INVASIVE PLANTS FOUND!!! Moose Pond Courtesy Boat Inspection program had a busy year with 2007 courtesy boat inspections. To achieve this, over 1200 inspection hours were logged in 2019 with a cost of over $19,000. Maintaining this high level of preventive effort is a tremendous achievement and simply can’t be done without the support of our members and volunteers.
Moose Pond Association would like to thank the wonderful courtesy boat inspectors and LEA for all their time, efforts and dedication to help keep our lake free from invasive plants. We would like to also thank the boating public for volunteering to have their boats inspected and helping prevent the spread of invasive aquatic plants by boats, trailers, and associated equipment to Moose Pond. Our Courtesy Boat Inspectors discuss with boaters the risk posed by invasive plants and how to inspect and remove vegetation from boating and fishing equipment, and urge boaters to inspect their own boats and equipment before and after every launch.
Bravo Zulu to all who dedicate so much to our Moose Pond!
2019 total boat inspections, 2007
2018 boat inspections, 1756
2019 total noninvasive fragments found, 37
2018 noninvasive fragments found, 36
2019 total invasive fragments found, ZERO
2018 invasive fragments, ZERO
2019 CBI hours of inspections, 1215
2018 CBI hours of inspections, 1029
That’s a 14% increase in boats inspected & an 18% increase in CBI hours for 2019. ZERO invasive plants found! The CBI’s are working smart and a clean lake is the proof of the hard work.